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American Beauty

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Lester and Carolyn Burnham believe that they present themselves as the perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house to their neighbors. To themselves and their daughter, they know they've eroded into a cynical facade no better than the ones which surrounded them. Lester snaps while slipping deeper into clinical depression. He threatens his boss, quits his job, works at a fast food joint, and relives his teenage years to the horror of his already hostile, controlling wife and angry teenage daughter. When Lester develops a crush on one of his daughter's friends, his wife has an affair, and his daughter revolts by befriending the new neighbor, Ricky, the local pot dealer who was recently released from a mental institution and is parented by two people with more problems than he has.

Director : Sam Mendes
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley
Writer : Alan Ball
Language : English



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