19/10/2010

Spectacular: American Beauty

I'm not sure where most people stand on this movie, but for me, it's one of my favorites of all time. Directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball, American Beauty is the story of Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) a middle-aged office worker who has a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with his daughter's best friend, Angela (Mena Suvari).  There is really more to the movie than that, but for the nature of this scene, that is all that is necessary to give away.



There is so much about this movie I think makes it great, to name a few; Kevin Spacey's performance. I'm a Spacey fan as it is, but he was just top notch in this, not much more than that to say, he was fantastic in this movie. It also helps that the movie score was Thomas Newman, who is a well known composer when it comes to film scores, and did a great job here. And finally the directing and writing of this movie and just to a standard that you don't see often in film. Some people have a different opinion about this movie, but if you ask me, this is truly a modern classic.

American Beauty @ IMDb

40 comments:

  1. Loved that movie a classic.

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  2. i really loved it too :D

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  3. lol that movie suck man it's pure shit anyway the young gurls are bitch so it's good for a fap nothing more

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  4. its really nice movie man. deep stuff!

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  5. such a clever and deep movie! keep blogging :)

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  6. That is one hell of a movie ! :D

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  7. I actually didn't think it was asa good as it was built up to be, oh well.

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  8. definitely agree with you, was a very interesting movie

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  9. Damn, I haven't seen dat film yet.

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  10. One of the best movies ive ever seen

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  11. This movie is great, watched 5 times!

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  12. Lester Burnham a true american hero. :D

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  13. Absolutely one of my top 10. Spacey made that movie, without him it wouldn't have been nearly as good.

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  14. Definitely an amazing film and with a perfectly fitting musical score. Now I want to go watch it again.

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  15. wouldnt have been godd withour spacey love this movie!

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  16. Looks like a awesome movie.

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  17. One of the better films ive seen, really says alot about suburban culture and rabid conservatism

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  18. saw it years ago, but pretty much forgot how it went. gonna have to dig it up again ^^

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  19. it has truly been forever since I have seen this, going to have to check it out

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  20. I've heard that American Beauty is one of those "must watch" movies. Every review I hear about it moves me closer to watching it.

    Followed for more interesting posts about movies and what now ;)

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  21. American Beauty is my favourite movie of all time. The message it gives across is so inspiring. It's the idea of just saying, hey wait a second, this is stupid, why am I living miserably just because it's what everyone else does. I'm gonna go work in mcdonalds and smoke weed.

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  22. awesome movie, awesome scene. love when they do it in family guy.

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  23. Not on my favorite list but still a decent movie.

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  24. i gotta agree, it is a truly modern classic

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  25. Great movie. One of the bests made

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  26. I remember fapping to this when I was younger

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  27. In love with daughter's best friend? Hell yeah! Count me in

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