American Beauty

American Beauty

Byr Sam Mendes

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 1999-09-08
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 2h 1min
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Producer: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
From 10,308 Certification


Kevin Spacey plays Lester Burnham, a man in his mid-40s going through an intense midlife crisis; he's grown cynical and is convinced that he has no reason to go on. Lester's relationship with his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) is not a warm one; while on the surface Carolyn strives to present the image that she's in full control of her life, inside she feels empty and desperate. Their teenage daughter Jane (Thora Birch) is constantly depressed, lacking in self-esteem, and convinced that she's unattractive. Her problems aren't helped by her best friend Angela (Mena Suvari), an aspiring model who is quite beautiful and believes that that alone makes her a worthwhile person. Jane isn't the only one who has noticed that Angela is attractive: Lester has fallen into uncontrollable lust for her, and she becomes part of his drastic plan to change his body and change his life. Meanwhile, next door, Colonel Fitts (Chris Cooper) has spent a lifetime in the Marine Corps and can understand and tolerate no other way of life, which makes life difficult for his son Ricky (Wes Bentley), an aspiring filmmaker and part-time drug dealer who is obsessed with beauty, wherever and whatever it may be.




    By Jayhawks Rule!
    The movie was spectacular as was Thora Birch’s window scene‼️👀👅
  • idk

    By Jack135
    This movie is extremely disturbing and I can't figure out why. Possibly because it is so accuratley presents the unconcious thoughts of a typical American and what would happen if you follow them. Don't watch this film unless you are mentally ready. My mind is permanantley scarred.
  • An amazing classic for generations to come!

    By Inner Werewolf
    I first saw this movie on Netflix. I remember saying to myself; "The day Netflix scraps this movie is the day I buy it." Now, I have a life and only recently found out that it was no longer on Netflix and I went and bought it. This movie is a cinematic treasure for people young and old. The message is as beautiful as the film itself. If you're going through a tough time, or you recently lost someone, I implore you to watch this movie. Not only will it change your outlook on life but it will change the way you feel about bad times in life. Get this movie!!!
  • weird

    By Jennifer_Yang
    this movie is one word...weird!!
  • A movie about family...but not a family moviie

    By AmericanBeauty10
    American Beauty is a complex film about families and the lies that hide within them. The film is set in a suburban town that follows the life of a family who on the outside seems to have everything together but is internally falling apart. This strange film is interesting more than thrilling, but a definite good use of two hours. While some descriptions of the movie may lead you to believe that the film is basically about an older man having a middle age crisis, having sexual thoughts about his teenage daughter's friend, it's not. It's a deeper film that anyone who loves complex movies will love. Spacey does the performance of his career in this film that will entertain you from beginning to end.

    By This is real music
    It is my all time favorite movie. I love every single second in this masterpiece. It is such a beautiful film. Sam Mendes does an absolutely terrific job. Alan Ball writes my favorite screenplay. This movie inspires me. When I first saw it, I wasn't expecting such a masterpiece. This movie has soul. I'm so glad it won Best Picture. I loved this movie so much. The structure and pace in this movie are perfect. The performances are perfect as well. I adore this film, and I'm gonna keep saying it. A masterpiece everybody must watch.
  • Not a pro critic here

    By ctt1wbw
    But I can say that this movie is tied for the one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Simply magnificent.
  • Just Brilliant

    By Waam
    Cinema at its best.
  • Wish I Could Give it More Than 5

    By Ruthiferr
    Incredible. Kevin Spacey's performance is absolutely breathtaking and relatable. Makes me sob every time.
  • This is the Best!

    By Bas 10
    Out of all the movies I have seen, this is definitely the greatest one. It deserved all 5 Oscars it won!