American Beauty Poster

Release Date: October 1st, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2000

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting.

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula

Director: Sam Mendes

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Dreamworks Pictures, Jinks/Cohen Company

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

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