R | | Drama, Romance
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
According to his Oscar speech, screenwriter Alan Ball was sitting at the World Trade Center plaza when he saw a paper bag floating in the wind and was inspired by it to write the film, which was originally conceived as a stage play.
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 ...
During the basketball game, a player on the home team (#11) commits a traveling violation by taking three or four steps without dribbling. Even though it looks like a cut-and-dry call, none of the referees stop the game.
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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