American Beauty (1999)
American Beauty Plot Summary:
American Beauty is a classy film, which deserves to be called a masterpiece. Apart from a heap of awards, including Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, this movie was claimed to be the best film of the year, chiefly for very rich feelings and emotions it contains. Though there are some moments for you to laugh, but at the same time you can find yourself crying at some points. And to everything what happens on the screen add chic and very sentimental music intended to play the strings of your heart. Be ready for one of the greatest drama movies!
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is an average American man trying to cope with a midlife crisis. With no one respecting him, he lost his taste for life. Suddenly he falls in love. She is a friend of his daughter, who also discovers some feelings toward him. Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari) treats him not like a loser and a fat man as everyone around him does, but a person with rich inner world. The joy for life is re-awakeing in his soul growing every day and allows him to feel the beauty of everything around him.
But what happens to Lester then? He realizes that a young temptress is so beautiful, desirable but so unattainable. Apparently, he doesn't deserve her, probably to bring himself up to her level Lester decides to start sport activity. Encouraged by his inner metamorphosis, he breaks up all his rules and starts a new life. He still remembers that time when he was young, with no family and household chores. So he returned to this lifestyle, bought a new car and began to tell people what he really thinks about them. He gets the wings but where will they bring him?
The genius of the director gives the viewers an opportunity to live through the film rather than to watch it aloof. If you simply slip into the movie, you will see a common everyday story. And if you look deeper and listen to the music, you will get the truth of what is hidden beneath the superficial glance. Great directing work, thoughtful script, lots of statements for quoting as well as for practicing in your life. Excellent camera work and simply superb acting talent of Kevin Spacey, who was also very convincing in The Usual Suspects and L. A. Confidential, the pictures that are also in the list of Top 100 movies.
American Beauty is a sad story. Without doubts, it is created by a brilliant director and performed by talented actors, who helped to deliver the beauty of feelings and beauty of the relationships. It can be a bit hurtful, but at the same time it can entertain. Do you know what American beauty is? This drama movie will help you to find the answer to this tricky question.
|Genres:||Teen | Drama | Comedy|
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari|
|Directed by:||Sam Mendes|
|Produced by:||Bruce Cohen|
8.6 out of 10 (361,576 votes)
|Running Time:||1 hr. 58 min.|
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