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American Beauty (1999)

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3.5 out of 10 A Modern Classic
Les from Dublin, 02 Nov 2007
I had forgotten how good this movie is, as it has been a while since I first saw it. It gets off to a slow start, and you'd be forgiven for giving up in the first twenty minutes. However, having lived in the USA, in a society like that portrayed, I can vouch for its authenticity. In tragedy there is much to laugh about!
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2.5 out of 10 American Beauty
Christine from Dublin, 21 Oct 2007
Great cinematography, falls a little bit too much between two stools, isn't quite black comedy, isn't quite arthouse. Interesting though.
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3.5 out of 10 Beauty
Damian from Dublin, 15 Jan 2009
Great movie... a bit mad but well worth watching.
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Marking the feature film directorial debut of award-winning theatre director Sam Mendes, this funny, moving and shocking journey through life in suburban America follows the trials and tribulations of Lester (Kevin Spacey) and Carolyn (Annette Bening), an upper-middle-class couple whose marriage - and lives - are slowly unraveling. Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax. So Lester decides to make a...

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