Thursday, March 28, 2013

#tbt American Beauty review

Beautiful. That's really the one word I can use to sum up the amazing 1999 Sam Mendes film, American Beauty. It's about a father with a seemingly perfect family in a cookie-cutter neighborhood. On the outside that is. On the inside they have many problems. When the father, Lester Burnham, (played awesomely by Kevin Spacey who won an Oscar for this role) starts to go through a mid-life crisis and falls in love with his daughter's friend, problem's arise. Right next door, an amateur filmmaker and teenage pot dealer played by Wes Bentley is in love with beauty and Lester's daughter, Jane. Yet, he has to hide this from his strict military father played by Chris Cooper. Freshly funny, slightly sad, with some awesome cinematography, American Beauty is truly beautiful. This film won five Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. It is worthy of all of them. I went into this movie knowing it would be good, but not expecting as much as I got. My mind was blown by how damn good this film was! I may even go as far to say this is Kevin Spacey's best movie and certainly Sam Mendes's. Just see this film! Happy Throwback Thursday and as always, Happy Viewing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at!

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