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  • Genres : Drama, Dramedy
  • Languages : English
  • Year of production : 1999
  • Cinema release date : 15/09/1999
  • Duration : 2h02'
  • Budget : $15,000,000
  • Incomes : $356,296,601

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  • Beauté américaine


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American Beauty (1999)

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Lester Burnham is a middle-aged magazine writer who despises his job. His wife, Carolyn , is an ambitious real-estate broker; their sixteen-year-old daughter, Jane , abhors her parents and has low self-esteem. The Burnhams' new neighbors are retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Frank Fitts and his introverted wife, Barbara ; their teenage son, Ricky , is a marijuana smoker and drug dealer whom the colonel subjects to a strict disciplinarian lifestyle. Ricky records his surroundings with a video camera, and keeps dozens of taped videos in his bedroom. Lester becomes infatuated with Jane's cheerleader friend, Angela Hayes , after seeing her perform a half-time dance routine at a high school basketball game. He begins to have sexual fantasies about Angela, during which red rose petals are a recurring motif. Carolyn begins an affair with a business rival, Buddy Kane .


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