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....read more

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03:00 — This film is about the dark side of an American family, and about the nature and price of beauty in a culture obsessed with outward appearances. Kevin (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: 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 la… (more)

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