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American Beauty

7 years, 10 months ago at Jul 13 3:28
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"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.

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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

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5 years, 1 month ago at Apr 2 18:35
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A rich house in the suburbs, family, a successful career and the American Dream shines in golden, fancy the wrapping. The Sam Mendes but gets the camera, scratches valuable latent happiness coating to reveal the rotten contents of giving off the stench of fulfillment, and the incompleteness of misery, loneliness. The voice of Lester Burnham leads us from beyond the last months of a life enslaved. ... 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 (25), Midlife Crisis (24), Adultery (22), Infidelity (19), Satire (19), Sex (19), Dysfunctional Family (19), Coming Of Age (17), (16), Suburbia (16), Homophobia (16), Teen (15), Comedy (14), Romance (14), Depression (13), Family (10)
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