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American Beauty (1999) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

American Beauty (1999) (C)

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Look closer at the most talked about film of the year. 

Intelligent, provocative and wickedly funny, American Beauty has struck a chord with audiences around the world and become a defining achievement in cinematic history. Look closer at the most honored film of the year. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, American Beauty appeared on over 275 Top 10 lists and was named Best Picture of the Year by over 65 critics. In an extraordinary directorial debut, Sam Mendes (Directors Guild of America Award) teamed with screenwriter Alan Ball (Writers Guild of America Award) to capture unparalleled praise among critics and audiences alike. 

Look closer at the most acclaimed cast of the year led by brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening as the indelible Lester and Carolyn Burnham, a seemingly ordinary couple in an anonymous suburban neighborhood whose marriage - and lives - are slowly unraveling. From beginning to startling end, American Beauty has been deemed a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rod Dreher, New York Post) that will entertain and challenge audiences to... look closer for years to come. -- (C) Dreamworks Pictures, 1999, USA.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper.

Directed by Sam Mendes.

Winner of 5 Academy Awards:  Best Picture, Best Actor In A Leading Role, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Cinematography.

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