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American beauty

Author: Sam MendesAlan BallBruce CohenDan JinksKevin SpaceyAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Awards edView all editions and formats
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An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Mendes; Alan Ball; Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks; Kevin Spacey; Annette Bening; Thora Birch; Wes Bentley; Mena Suvari; Peter Gallagher; Chris Cooper; Allison Janney; Scott Bakula; Sam Robards; Conrad Hall; Tariq Anwar; Christopher Greenbury; Thomas Newman; Dreamworks Pictures.; Jinks/Cohen Company.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm); DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783241232 9780783241234
OCLC Number: 809265367
Language Note: English language soundtrack; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment.
Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
Special features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes.
Credits: Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Awards: Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R for strong sexuality, language, violence, and drug content.
Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs ; DTS digital surround, Dolby 2.0 surround or Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.
Other Titles: American beauty (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures presents ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes.

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An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.

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