American Beauty Synopsis
A man's (Kevin Spacey) midlife crisis includes a crush on a teen.
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American Classic

By cwalton
Almost a decade after seeing this in theaters, this pointed, funny, and moving Best Picture winner still packs a wallop. Director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball, along with ace support from the rest...

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By bebe_kitten
I'm not sure why American Beauty is still on the front page of the rate movies section.. it came out like 10yrs ago. Anyhow, it was a great movie.. I'm sure by now tho most people already know...

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By redyeah
Brilliant look at midlife crisis...

This is #2 of my all time favorites

By wendydarlin1
My #1 fav, Gone With the Wind is much older, but the elements are similar to what I loved about American Beauty. The camera shots are exquisitely framed. The dialogue is real life drama for its time....

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Academy Award Winning

By jrubio23
i thought this movie was excellent. very good story line. lots of twists....

Great movie!

By khantessa
Mendez is a genius. Cinematography was devine. See this movie with a dysfunctional family member!...

How can you NOT LOVE LESTER!!!

By quikticks
After watching this, I knew what I didn't want to be and what I DID want to be just watching the life of 1 guy! Kevin Spacey is the bomb! He can play any character! He proved it in this movie. I...

Fun movie!

By dvonballmoos
An interesting film....

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By moviebuff56
enjoyed the movie. I is a good movie to see, I recommend it...

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For Language, Drug Content, Strong Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Powerful acting, great story, but far too mature for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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