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American Beauty

1999 Rated R 2hr 2m

While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a sullen teenage daughter, suburbanite Lester Burnham falls deep into a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends.

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Movie Details

Awards
2000 BAFTA®
2000 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2000 Academy Award®
  • Best Actor: Kevin Spacey
  • Best Director: Sam Mendes
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Picture
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Annette Bening
  • Best Film Editing nominee
Ratings
R
Strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content
17
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Subtitles

None

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; two trailers; audio commentary by director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball; making-of featurette; cast and crew information; cast and crew interview; storyboards with commentary by Sam Mendes and cinematographer Conrad L. Hall; parental lock; DVD-ROM: digital screenplay with corresponding film footage and storyboards; closed captioned.

Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1

Subtitles

English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; trailers; behind-the-scenes featurette; making-of featurette.