American Beauty

1999, Movie, R, 118 mins

American Beauty
Black comedy of the deepest, richest darkness laid over an aching meditation on the atrophy of dreams not so much deferred as unformed, unarticulated and lost in the shuffle; this chronicle of suburban families imploding in slow motion contains genuine laughs, but they escape through clenched teeth. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is having a mid-life meltdown. He's about to be fired in a cynical corporate downsizing; his teenage daughter Jane (Thora Birch) holds him in the furious contempt only judgmental teens can work up. Wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) has metamorphosed into a mad housewife, '90s style; realtor, mother, homemaker and student of self-empowerment, sh...
Released: 1999 Rated: R Length: 118 mins

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