American Beauty


Lester and Carolyn Burnham are, on the outside, a perfect husband and wife in a perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughter’s friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky, who lives with an abusive father.

- Director: Sam Mendes
- Year: 1999
- Original Title: American Beauty
- Length: 122 min
- Original language: English
- Trailer: Watch the trailer here