MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN BEAUTY (Sam Mendes, 1999)

8B22598F-0576-4C44-A156-06B4429624DC

“It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world.”

Annette Bening was phenomenal here, especially in that “Shut up!” breakdown scene. Such a shame that she had to go head-to-head with a brilliant Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry for that coveted Oscar.

Kevin Spacey’s real-life scandal further amped the creepiness factor that weirdly made the film even better. See you in hell, Lester Burnham.

Rating: ★★★★★

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s