R | | Drama, Romance
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
22 March 2000 | Sasha Goldshtein (email@example.com)
10 | A deep, wonderful, penetrating film; extraordinary irony in a psychological drama about the American life.
I have come to see the movie with a certain prejudice. Everyone saying that it was so wonderful, so touching, so ...
Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening were both the first choices of Sam Mendes for the roles of Lester and Carolyn, although the role of Lester Burnham was originally offered to Chevy Chase and Tom Hanks (who later starred in Mendes's follow-up project, Road to Perdition (2002)).
I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school. What a lame-o. Someone really should just put him out of his misery.
Ricky Fitts: Want me to kill him for you?
Jane Burnham: Yeah. Would ...
In the opening scene when Carole is cutting the American Beauty roses, she snips the first one on the stem, about 4 inches from the flower. A moment later when she is examining the flower, the stem is clearly a foot long or more.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (17 September 1999)
$130,058,047 (USA) (2 June 2000)
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