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American Beauty
American Beauty

Year Released: 1999

Staring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

Director: Sam Mendes


A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

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"The film American Beauty to me is a film about purpose. What is your purpose in life? The film teaches that there is such great beauty in the small things in life and that sometimes you need to take a step back to allow yourself to take in the unfiltered beauty in the small things like a plastic bag dancing in the wind, playing with the leaves. The film tells it's audience that the beauty in the small details is much greater than society's typical image of beauty. The prominent rose in the film "

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