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American Beauty

... the ironic look

American Beauty, which was probably one of the most discussed and praised film with the most Oskars (5) in 1999 and 2000, is a great social film by the British director Sam Mendes and at the same time his directorial debut.

In addition to the fantastic acting performances of Kevin, Annette, Thora, Wes, Mena, Chris and Peter as well as the excellent direction by Mendes, the film is also carried by the art and humanity of the cameraman Hall and the touching music of Newman.

It's a deeply moving film about the relationship between older men and young women, about obsession, drug use and teenage sex, about a story told post mortem by the main character Lester Burnham about what's behind the ... more

... the ironic look

American Beauty, which was probably one of the most discussed and praised film with the most Oskars (5) in 1999 and 2000, is a great social film by the British director Sam Mendes and at the same time his directorial debut.

In addition to the fantastic acting performances of Kevin, Annette, Thora, Wes, Mena, Chris and Peter as well as the excellent direction by Mendes, the film is also carried by the art and humanity of the cameraman Hall and the touching music of Newman.

It is a deeply moving film about the relationship between older men and young women, about obsession, drug use and teenage sex, about a story told post mortem by the main character Lester Burnham about what goes on behind the walls and about them infinitely deep love.

... an extremely worth seeing film with the theme of an "ironically exaggerated front of human philistineism. Artistically framed and perfectly balanced between farce and tragedy of being; bitter and beautiful like real life".


Main actor:
Kevin Spacey: Lester Burnham
Annette Bening: Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch: Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley: Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari: Angela Hayes
Chris Cooper: Col. Frank Fitts
Peter Gallagher: Buddy Kane

Awards:
Academy Awards 2000: Best Picture, Best Director: Sam Mendes, Best Male Lead: Kevin Spacey, Best Cinematography: Conrad L. Hall, Best Original Screenplay: Alan Ball

Golden Globes 2000: Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Screenplay


Refers to the following edition: Blu-ray Disc