American Beauty (1999)

7.62 / Rated by 4 people

122 min.
Plot  Lester Burnham is a middle-aged magazine writer and advertising executive who despises his job. His wife, Carolyn, is an ambitious and materialistic real-estate broker while 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, obsessively films his surroundings with a camcorder, keeping hundreds of recordings on video tapes in his bedroom. He also deals marijuana, using a job as a part-time bar caterer to keep it a secret from his father. Having previously been forced into a military academy and a mental hospital, Ricky is subjected by Col. Fitts to a strict disciplinarian lifestyle. Jim Olmeyer and Jim Berkley, a gay couple who live nearby, welcome the family to the neighborhood; Col. Fitts later reveals his homophobia when angrily discussing the incident with Ricky.

Lester becomes infatuated with Jan...



All Titles

American Beauty
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Burkay rated American Beauty (1999) with 8.5 stars / 14.01.2015

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TonyMontana rated American Beauty (1999) with 9.0 stars / 15.07.2014

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