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American Beauty (Widescreen Edition)
American Beauty
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Sam Robards
Director: Sam Mendes
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
R     2000     2hr 2min

From its first gliding aerial shot of a generic suburban street, American Beauty moves with a mesmerizing confidence and acuity epitomized by Kevin Spacey's calm narration. Spacey is Lester Burnham, a harried Everyman whos...  more »

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Actors: Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Sam Robards
Director: Sam Mendes
Creators: Conrad L. Hall, Thomas Newman, Christopher Greenbury, Tariq Anwar
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Dreamworks Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 2min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 43
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 12/28/2021...
Winner of Five Academy Awards in 1999 included Best Picture. An all-star cast of characters that shine brightly including Kevin Spacey, Wes Bentley, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher and others brought this movie all together as a whole showing that all of us are not really always normal but quite the opposite at times. This would have been permanent keeper for me had Kevin Spacey not soured the milk for me and others. A must watch!
Andrea L. from CPE GIRARDEAU, MO
Reviewed on 11/3/2016...
This DVD arrived in great condition and was timely.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sharon P. from ROANOKE, VA
Reviewed on 3/13/2013...
This movie is a real treat. Awesome acting, great story.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
John L. (layne1138) from LANCASTER, OH
Reviewed on 9/13/2011...
Very interesting, but also disturbing. The story definitely keeps you involved the whole way through. One of the weirdest things for me is that I keep forgetting that the main girl is Thora Birch...I remember her from the movie Hocus Pocus.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

This Film Truly is an "American Beauty"
Mr Vic aka | Marion, IA USA | 09/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes several different things come together to form a truly unique work of art. Such is the case of Alan Ball's excellent script; Sam Mendes' direction; and the exemplary acting of an uparalleled group of actors.

In "American Beauty", viewers will find themselves rooting cheerfully for Lester Burnham, the movies key character brilliantly played by Kevin Spacey. Burnham is a man going through a mid-life crisis slash awakening in a plot that turns out to be a mystery, drama, tragic comedy and satire all rolled into a finely crafted story.

This film dares to show the sarcastic contradictions that occur in everyday life. For those quick to judge others, this will hopefully be an eye opener as to what the effects of those judgments can have on life and death.

I think most viewers will be able to relate to at least one of the unique characters created in this picture, which garnered 5 Oscars, including Best Picture, in 1999. Personally, I fell in love and lust respectively with Thora Birch and Mena Suvari. The other characters are brought to life in exemplary fashion by Spacey, Annette Bening, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janey and Scott Bakula. They all interact together and astutely show the everyday foibles, humor, tragedy and other unique circumstances that occur in suburban life.

If you've already seen "American Beauty", you know how great it is; if you haven't viewed it yet, do so immediately--you won't regret it...