American beauty

Published 2011
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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 neighbour (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager -- his daughter's best friend.

1 videodisc (circa 122 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Special features: behind-the-scenes featurette "American beauty : look closer"; commentary by director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball; storyboard presentation with Sam Mendes and director of photography Conrad L. Hall; cast and crew biographies; two theatrical trailers.
Music by Thomas Newman ; director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury.
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.
For private home use only.
Includes audio tracks and subtitles in English.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards, 1999: Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay
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