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American Beauty 1999

  • Sam Mendes
  • October 1, 1999
  • 122 mins
  • English
  • Drama
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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.


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I don't know what to say about this movie. There are lots of words to describe it.

The movie about a middle-age guy together with almost perfect wife, a daughter and just ordinary everyday life. The core of this movie is while he met the middle-age crisis and got ignored by everybody around him that bring to tragedy story that effect to all the people around him.

I saw this movie when I was young that seeing this movie like got something hit on my head. I had never have family problem, my father have never be unfaithful to my mom. This is like to explode me to the new world. I would like to say sorry to who miss this movie. This is the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.

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You could think it's another typical American movie, but it makes you think a lot about modern society, and how money, physical appearance, lust, among other things ruin people's lives, and we don't see the true beauty of life. Spacey's performance is one of the best I've seen in my life.

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One of the greatest satirical dark comedies of all times. A true masterpiece.

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