American Beauty

Sam Mendes Feature film - 1999 - 122 min.

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Five-time Oscar-winning drama about Lester Burnham, who lives in a white picket fence house in suburbia, United States with his perfect wife and teenage daughter. Lester is depressed, is passing through a midlife crisis and hates his job, and privately his wife is unable to give him any warmth. But when his insecure daughter brings home a new friend, Lester falls under the spell of this blonde beauty. And for the neighbour and his son, life is also more complex than you might think at first glance.


Director(s) Sam Mendes
Script Alan Ball
Producer(s) Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Director of Photography
Conrad L. Hall
Production Design
Naomi Shohan
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury
Sound Design
Bob Beemer
Scott Martin Gershin
Dean Drabin
Sound on Set
Brian Basham
Mark Ormandy
Peter Zinda
Visual Effects
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