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American Beauty

8 years, 4 months ago at Jul 13 3:28
6 votes
"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in."

American Beauty was a movie that came to me highly recommended, and applauded by critics as a masterpiece. After watching it, it's obvious that nothing less can be said about this film. American Beauty is a masterpiece and a truly impressive film, one to be treasured for ye... read more

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world.

6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 9 21:57
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''It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afrai... read more

Beautiful.

9 years, 9 months ago at Mar 9 22:27
2 votes
I can't believe this film has so many tags but not one single review.

I went for a very long time having claimed to have seen this film, when in fact I had only sat and watched bits and pieces of it on seperate occasions. When I finally sat and watched it from start to finish, I was just amazed. I'm a big Kevin Spacey fan anyway, but this film doesn't just rely on the big man. He i... read more
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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Release date: 1 October 1999
UPC: 667068538229
Tags: Drama (93), Drugs (39), 1990s (31), Murder (26), 1999 (26), Midlife Crisis (24), Adultery (22), Satire (19), Infidelity (19), Dysfunctional Family (19), Sex (19), Coming Of Age (17), (16), Suburbia (16), Homophobia (16), Teen (15), Comedy (14), Romance (14), Depression (13), Family (10)
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