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 ...
On the DVD's Audio Commentary, Alan Ball reveals that he came up with Angela's line, "You're defending him, you love him, you wanna have, like, ten thousand of his babies," during an U2 concert after hearing a fan screaming to Bono that she wanted to have ten ... ...
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 dinner scene where Lester throws the bowl of asparagus against the wall the picture frame has been centered between the windows over the console table, and the table lamp visible in an earlier scene has been removed. These changes are not down to continuity as such. The script originally prompted for Lester to throw the plate on the floor, however it was decided that he throw it against the wall instead without the knowledge of Annette Bening or Thora Birch. It had to be done in one take (which it was) to get a real shock reaction. The lamp was removed to avoid any debris knocking it over, and the picture was repositioned in-line with Lester's aim for a clean throw and to minimize any risk of Kevin Spacey knocking the picture off the wall spoiling the 'one-take shot'.
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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