American beauty

Sam Mendes, Alan Ball, 1957-

DVD - 2017

An emotionally and 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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Genres
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2017, c2000, c1999.
Edition
Awards ed. ; Widescreen
Language
English
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Bonus 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 ; plus additional DVD-ROM features.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (DVD)(121 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in
Audience
MPAA rated R.
Awards
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall; costume design, Julie Weiss; production designer, Naomi Shohan; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury; music, Thomas Newman; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
Other Authors
Sam Mendes (-), Alan Ball, 1957-