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AMERICAN BEAUTY

Dir. Sam Mendes (USA: 1999), 122 min

An American drama; directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, Angela played by Mena Suvari. Annette Bening co-stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane; Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper and Allison Janney also feature. A satire of American middle class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; the film explores romantic and paternal love, sexuality, beauty, materialism, self-liberation and redemption.

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