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"American Beauty" has been dubbed 'a modern day classic' and it doesn't take more than one viewing to agree with that statement. Winner of 5 Oscars in 2000, American Beauty is a movie that'll leave... Read more you touched and make you think about the wonders of life; about how modern society tends one to lead a life of superficial beauty and missing out on the true beauty of life. Kevin Spacey and every actor in this movie perform to the best of their abilities. Further aided by brilliant cinematography, direction and an original script, this movie is a must-see.
A wonderful take on white, middle-class angst. It throws stereotype after stereotype at you in a way which would be laughable if it wasn't so horribly true. Amongst all the awfulness of the 'all american... Read more dream' is the hope that just maybe the protaganist (and us too?) can escape the tangle of others expectations and be free. I loved the wit and ireverence of the anti-hero in this tragi-comedy.
This movie has one of the most understanding stories. It shows the characters in all their states of reality and strangeness then shows them as it goes along on how they became they way they are. It was very moving.
Sam Mendes has crafted an excellent peek into the disolving lives of some excellently drawn characters. Beautifully shot, it features outstanding work by Spacey, Benning, and especially Chris Cooper... Read more. I'd initially dismissed this as a 'chick-flick', but no, buying a copy after having seen it for the first time. It's that good that you can watch it often. Benning's "I will sell this house today" scene is a knockout!
The greatest analysis of the underbelly of suburban society, play director Sam Mendes' daring, memorable analysis of the so-called "perfect family" echoes of films like Blue Velvet and Happiness. Definitely worth a watch.
Awesome movie, great acting! Not what I expected at all! Really enjoyed it.
One of my favourite films of all time. Subtle and beautifully shot. Sam Mendes at his genius best.
American Beauty deserves six stars it's that good. Superb acting, haunting music and intelligent, thought provoking script this movie will make you look closer at your life and your values. However... Read more, to fully appreciate it you need to watch it right through to the end. Well worth watching.
Difficult to see what the fuss is about. A USAmerican sitcom style bit of dross that tries to portray odd-ball things as normal. Given that USAmerican 'normal' is weird to the rest of the world, I suppose... Read more that should not be a surprise. OK to remedy and otherwise boring, wet and cold evening alone, but not much else.