R | | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Director Sam Mendes storyboarded extensively, based on his plan to use three visual styles--a very formal style for the bulk of the film, augmented by a more graceful style for the fantasy scenes and a handheld look for the video footage.
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 Lester is singing "American Woman" in his car, buildings from Burbank, California (including the building bearing "The Disney Channel" logo at the time) are clearly seen in the reflection of his windshield. The telephone area codes and newspapers set the film in the Chicago area.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (19 September 1999)
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