American Beauty

Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and Oscar nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Grifters) lead an outstanding cast in this dark, humourous and profoundly moving examination of dysfunctional American families. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn and daughter Jane - especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela. Carolyn responds by focusing her attention on real estate colleague Buddy Kane. Compounding the chaos is the arrival next door of an equally turbulent family: strict Marine Col. Fitts, his vacant wife, and his distant son Ricky, who soon develops a fascination with Jane. Weaving social satire, domestic tragedy, and whodunit into a single package, Alan Ball's script dares to blur generic lines and keep us off balance, winking seamlessly from dark, scabrous comedy to deeply moving drama as the film moves inexorably towards it’s bizarre and shocking climax.

Video : 16/9 (2.35:1) Widescreen/Anamorphic Audio : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)German (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles : English

Special features :

  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Mendes and Screenwriter Alan Ball
  • Exclusive Storyboards with commentary with director Sam Mendes and Director Of Photography Conrad Hall
  • Featurette ~ The Making of “American Beauty”
  • Interactive menus
  • Direct Scene Access u Scene selections
  • Theatrical trailer

    Running time : 117 minutes

  • Actor(s):
    Kevin Spacey Anette Bening Thora Birch Peter Gallagher Wes Bentley Mena Suvari
    Format:
    DVD

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    Short Description

    Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and Oscar nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Grifters) lead an outstanding cast in this dark, humourous and profoundly moving examination of dysfunctional American families. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn and daughter Jane - especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela. Carolyn responds by focusing her attention on real estate colleague Buddy Kane. Compounding the chaos is the arrival next door of an equally turbulent family: strict Marine Col. Fitts, his vacant wife, and his distant son Ricky, who soon develops a fascination with Jane. Weaving social satire, domestic tragedy, and whodunit into a single package, Alan Ball's script dares to blur generic lines and keep us off balance, winking seamlessly from dark, scabrous comedy to deeply moving drama as the film moves inexorably towards it’s bizarre and shocking climax.

    Video : 16/9 (2.35:1) Widescreen/Anamorphic Audio : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)German (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    Subtitles : English

    Special features :

  • Audio Commentary with director Sam Mendes and Screenwriter Alan Ball
  • Exclusive Storyboards with commentary with director Sam Mendes and Director Of Photography Conrad Hall
  • Featurette ~ The Making of “American Beauty”
  • Interactive menus
  • Direct Scene Access u Scene selections
  • Theatrical trailer

    Running time : 117 minutes

  • Long description

    ...LOOK CLOSER AT THE MOST TALKED ABOUT FILM OF THE YEAR. A funny, movie and shocking journey through life in suburban AMERICA. ?LOOK CLOSER at fourtysomething ad man Lester Burnham and his seeking wife Carolyn, as their marriage and lives slowly unravel. Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane hates him with concept, and his boss firing him for the axe. ...LOOK CLOSER as Lester decides to make a few changes in his life he gets the happier he gets.But Lester is about to learn that the altimate freedom comes at the ultimate price. ...LOOK CLOSER at an expensive cost led byy the brilliant performance from Kevin Spacey Annette Benning as Carolyn. ...LOOK CLOSER at a flat out master piece (Rod Dreher, New York Post).

    Product details

    Rating:
    13
    Duration (sec):
    117 min.
    Director:
    Sam Mendes
    Special Features:
    Behind The Scene Featurette, Audio Commentary, Storyboard Presentation, 2 Theatrical Trailers.
    Animated:
    false

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    A biting, penetrating and often humorous take on contemporary life in suburban America, Lester Burnham becomes intrigued by a young girl named Angela, and this fascination sparks him to make some major changes in his life. He relishes these changes, much to the exasperation of his wife Carolyn

     

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