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Friday, February 3, 2012

American Beauty: Kevin Spacey and Thomas Newman

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American Beauty is a movie that doesn't play around with it's premise, from the beginning it's awfully clear what our main character (played by Kevin Spacey) is on about. The movie starts with the revelation that he's dead and this is the story of how he came to be this way. But don't be too sad for him, since he's been dead for quite a while, even though he was still breathing. The opening scene is an overview of his unexciting life, in a passionless marriage, on the verge of a mid-life crisis. 

Then something happens, he's at his daughter's high-school sports event, and he sees a girl in the cheerleaders team, that seems to embody everything he used to love about life, and the entirety of the mindless careless dreams and hopes of his youth.

The movie is a classic example of how a grown woman can take away a man's bollocks, for the better half of twenty or thirty years of marriage, then when he suddenly remembers what he used to be like as a young man, those acquire a coating of pure steel and return to their owner by means of a quantum leap straight into his pants.

Congratz on those who guessed right in the Let's Play update and for the rest who might have not seen the film, American Dream comes highly recommended as one of the best Kevin Spacey movies out there. Oh and on top of that, the soundtrack comes courtesy of Thomas Newman. 


  1. This movie made Kevin Spacey a great actor in my mind. Great review!

  2. Yep-yep-yep, this is one is really great. One of my all time favourites.

  3. Can't believe I haven't seen this one yet.

  4. I have this in one of my shelves, maybe worth a dust off? :) I'll look if I have any free time to spend with my person of interest.

  5. I'm one of the few people who have not seen this film. I'm putting this in my Netflix queue and watching it this weekend.

  6. I can't believe I still have not seen this movie till this day.

  7. I havent seen this movie. I like Kevin Spacey, I will add it in netflix and watch this.Thanks for review.

  8. i had a roommate who was really into this movie for a while. I've seen it a ton

  9. seen this movie many times!


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