R | | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
For the 72nd Academy Awards, in which the picture and Kevin Spacey were nominated, Spacey reprised Lester Burnham In a sketch with host Billy Crystal in which Lester's opening shower scene is spoofed as the shower scene from Psycho (1960)
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 ...
When we see Carolyn scrubbing the kitchen counter preparing for her open house, the kitchen sink and window are on the wall camera left. Later when she is showing the house to prospective buyers the kitchen sink and window are on the wall camera right from the same POV. The 180 degree change in the room layout is evidence that the negative has been flipped from one scene to another.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (19 September 1999)
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