What is the real beauty that is the subject of this enigmatic film?
Jason Morales 4 March Warning: To my surprise, I somewhat succeeded. The script, wonderfully written by Alan Ball, who like Mendes is doing his first try in this certain ball park, and hitting a home run.
But back to American Beauty. Lester Burnham Kevin Spacey, in what may be the best role of his career, which used to be Swimming With Sharks is reaching his mid-fourties. Uh-oh, mid-life crisis time, he rarely ever talks to his daughter Thora Birch whose feelings for him, border on hate.
He and his wife Carolyn, Annette Benning, being able to make me forget about In Dreams constantly bicker and the whole Burnham family quietly sit at the dinner table except for the occasional quibble about this or that, for instance "Mom, why do we have to listen to this elevator music?
Colonel Fitts Chris Cooper, giving one of the finest supporting character performances this yearis a hard-core Army officer. His idea of fun is sitting in front of the t.
Ricky Fitts is a hopeless optimistic.
He is what Dawson from the Creek wishes he could be. Ricky walks around everywhere with his hand held camcorder while selling dope of the side filming all the beauty in the world. He finds a new subject to add to his beauty collection of film. Special in being able to find beauty in the most minor and trivial things you can think of.
Angela sets something off inside Lester and wakes him up from his 20 year sleep and makes him start changing and living life to the fullest. The acting throughout this film is remarkable.
Newcomer Wes Bently was excellent as the outcast Ricky, who came off as shy, yet confident. This movie could be categorized as a drama, although throughout the movie, I had a smile on my face.
I got to know these characters, almost as if, as friends. These people portrayed, really do exist in the world. Somewhat like the people in Happiness, the people and what they do are just like things families you know do, or even your family does.
The last scene of this film is amazing.The movie touches upon dysfunctional families, which may look picture-perfect on the outside. "American Beauty" is a dark satire—a profoundly complex, yet brilliantly executed movie that tells you a tale you didn't want to hear.
- An American Beauty rose, as known as Miss All- American Beauty is a fragrant hybrid tea rose, capable of lasting long as a cut flower. The rose is known as America’s national flower. Unfortunately it is prone to decaying and rusting (Jo).
In Sam Mendes’ award- winning film American Beauty, these roses can be found throughout. The movie touches upon dysfunctional families, which may look picture-perfect on the outside. "American Beauty" is a dark satire—a profoundly complex, yet brilliantly executed movie that tells you a tale you didn't want to hear.
“American Beauty” contains profanity, violence, drug use, sexual situations (including homosexuality, situations between a teen girl and middle aged man, and more), nudity (male backside, plus two topless scenes), and other offensive material.
This is not a happy movie; disturbing would be a better description. American Beauty - The movie “American Beauty” is a drama film that depicts the inter-persona family relationships of repressed middle-class people, describes the process of rediscovering true values in life, and how personal changes affect inter-personal relationships (Cohen, Jinks, & Mendes, ).
The portrayal of an American family as shown in the movie, American Beauty, is one of dysfunction. In fact, the homosexual couple is the only family that seem to display somewhat "normal" behavior. As a non-traditional family, the homosexual couple appear connected, loving, and very happy.