An acerbic, darkly comic critique of how social conventions can lead people into false, sterile and emotionally stunted lives, american beauty is a real american original. The beauty in american culture is in its dysfunctionality that's the message in american beauty, one of the more compelling films made this year. American beauty movie reviews & metacritic score: provoked by forbidden passions, lester burnham (spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life. Movie review american beauty mpaa rating: for strong sexuality it's ironic that the title of this film is american beauty when in reality it should be called american tragedy listen up american going movie public: you do not go to heaven just because you die.
I wanted to review american beauty though no look at that, an entire review of a film with kevin spacey in and i didn't even allude to the ironic nature that this film is all about spacey's character wanting to sleep with a minor. A man's (kevin spacey) midlife crisis includes a crush on a teen. In the first scene of american beauty, a teenaged girl describes her father in blunt terms as an incurable lecher who pines after her fetching high-school friends. American beauty (dvd) disappointing to see the poor reviews 50 out of 5 stars beautiful american film my husband and i somehow got free passes for a special screening of this film we hadn't expected to see, and we both ended up just loving it. American beauty blu-ray (sapphire series) (1999): see american beauty blu-ray review published by martin liebman on september 13 private ryan's initial release left listeners in search of a soundtrack not hindered by an audio sync problem in the film's critical third act. A movie review of american beauty, a sam mendes film starring kevin spacey, annette bening, thora birch, west bentley, and mena suvari.
Buy american beauty: read 2076 movies & tv reviews - amazoncom. Some movies have a moral i say that as a mere statement of fact, with no implication that either having or not having a moral necessarily makes a movie better or worse some movies have a moral american beauty - and this is also a mere observation, not a value judgment - has an. American beauty is about mood, not plot sadly, the mood is despair, isolation and hopelessness. Since the oscars are fast approaching, we thought it'd be fun to sin a couple former best-picture winners, starting with 1999's american beauty great movie.
Free essay: american beauty a sociological movie review american beauty, a film that was written by allan ball and directed by sam mendes in 1999 is a unique. American beauty is a comedy because we laugh at the absurdity of the hero's problems and a tragedy because we can identify with his failure--not the specific details, but the general outline. Read american beauty reviews from parents on common sense media become a member to write your own review.
Movie reviews for american beauty mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Is american beauty family friendly find out only at movieguide the family and christian guide to movie reviews and entertainment news. American beauty (1999) on imdb: movies this is his first feature, and he is a british man directing an american-based film and he won an oscar for it if like me, you stayed away from all reviews and talk about american beauty until you actually saw the movie to my surprise, i. This review of american beauty was written in 2010 i republish it today because i stand by the underlying arguments about the film, as well as my remarks on laura mulvey's specious concept of the male gaze i would not write this piece today in the same manner that i did in 2010, as i. Every time i see a new kevin spacey movie, i expect the world from him, and every time he delivers the galaxyarguably the greatest actor currently working in motion pictures, he is capable of putting across leagues of depth with.