Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a man in mid-life crisis; his estate agent wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), despises him, while teenage daughter Jane is disgusted by the obsession he develops with her attractive friend Angela (Mena Suvari). In an attempt to recapture the lost days of his youth, Lester takes a job flipping burgers, and begins working out in his garage to the strains of 'Dark Side of the Moon'. He also rediscovers the joys of recreational drugs, supplied by new neighbour Ricky Fitts - who has also started dating Jane. Brit director Sam Mendes' film won five Oscars, including Best Director, Picture, Actor and Screenplay.
Commentary with Director Sam Mendes and Screenwriter Alan Ball , 'American Beauty Look Closer' featurette, Storyboard Presentation with Sam Mendes and Director of Photography Conrad L. Hall, Theatrical Trailer 1 (HD) , Theatrical Trailer 2 (HD)
Release Date: 14 February 2011
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital\Dolby Digital 5.1\DTS 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 122 minutes
Production Year: 1999
Main Language: English