American Beauty

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“American Beauty” was directed by Sam Mendes and released in 1999. It is a story about a father who is going through a midlife crisis and making everybody close to him want to see him dead. He sees what he is doing to everybody but all he wants to do now is live before he dies. One film technique used by Mendes in the film was surrealism to portray the sexual fantasies of Kevin Spacey(the …

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…was incredible. I loved the story, the actors, everything. I thought that the movie was very funny at times but then it also showed the real seriousness of the whole thing. I felt that the way Mendes let you truly get into Kevin Spacey’s head made the movie so much better. The surrealistic dreams may have seemed weird at times but it gave you a better perspective of everything going on in his life.