American Beauty

1999
8.7
American Beauty
Poster American Beauty

Title: American Beauty

Original Title: American Beauty

Year: 1999

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 04 2000
  • United States: September 15 1999

Plot

Lester Burnham, a man in his mid-40s going through an intense midlife crisis; he's grown cynical and is convinced that he has no reason to go on. Lester's relationship with his wife Carolyn is not a warm one; while on the surface Carolyn strives to present the image that she's in full control of her life, inside she feels empty and desperate. Their teenage daughter Jane is constantly depressed, lacking in self-esteem, and convinced that she's unattractive. Her problems aren't helped by her best friend Angela, an aspiring model who is quite beautiful and believes that that alone makes her a worthwhile person. Jane isn't the only one who has noticed that Angela is attractive: Lester has fallen into uncontrollable lust for her, and she becomes part of his drastic plan to change his body and change his life. Meanwhile, next door, Colonel Fitts has spent a lifetime in the Marine Corps and can understand and tolerate no other way of life, which makes life difficult for his son Ricky, an aspiring filmmaker and part-time drug dealer who is obsessed with beauty, wherever and whatever it may be.

Awards

  • 2000 Academy Awards (Oscars): 8 5

Cast

Director:

Sam Mendes Sam Mendes

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Barbara Fitts

Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley

Ricky Fitts

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Lester Burnham

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Frank Fitts

Annette Bening

Annette Bening

Carolyn Burnham

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Buddy Kane

Videos

'American Beauty' Trailer 2:59

Recommended movies and tv shows American Beauty

Titanic

1997

8.5

Titanic

The Pianist

2002

9

The Pianist

Big Fish

2003

8.6

Big Fish

The notebook

2004

7.5

The notebook

Gladiator

2000

8.6

Gladiator

Forrest Gump

1994

9.3

Forrest Gump

Follow Us