Rent American Beauty (1999)

4.0 of 5 from 438 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
Look closer at the most talked about film of the year. A funny, moving and shocking journey through life in suburban America. Look closer at fortysomething ad man Lester Burnham and his status-seeking wife, Carolyn, as their marriage and lives slowly unravel. Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe. Look closer as Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price. Look closer at an acclaimed cast led by the brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey as Lester and Annette Bening as Carolyn.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Alan Ball
Others:
Conrad L. Hall, Alan Ball, Thomas Newman, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Scott Millan, Tariq Anwar, Richard Van Dyke, Bob Beemer, Tania McComas, Carol A O'Connell, Naomi Shohan, Scott Martin Gershin, Christopher Greenbury
Studio:
Dreamworks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards:

2000 BAFTA Best Film

2000 BAFTA Best Actor

2000 BAFTA Best Actress

2000 BAFTA Best Music

2000 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2000 BAFTA Best Editing

2000 Oscar Best Actor

2000 Oscar Best Picture

2000 Oscar Best Cinematography

2000 Oscar Best Director

2000 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/11/2000
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind The Scenes Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Sam Mendes and Screenwriter Alan Ball
  • Storyboard Presentation with Sam Mendes and Director of Photography Conrad L. Hall
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/02/2011
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Alan Ball
  • American beauty: Look closer…
  • Storyboard presentation with Sam Mendes and director of photography Conrad L. Hall
  • 2 Theatrical trailers

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Reviews (1) of American Beauty

Disappointing. - American Beauty review by TH

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2018

Some clever twists, but too many of them are threadbare, and too many of them hackneyed; and overall the story is unsatisfying. It comes to an end without drawing the threads together and without giving any sense of completion. And it certainly is not a comedy as billed, only occasionally raising a wry smirk.

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