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Spacey, Kevin; Bening, Annette; Birch, Thora; Janney, Allison; Gallagher, Peter; Suvari, Mena; Bentley, Wes; Cooper, Chriss; Hall, Conrad L.; Ball, Alan; Mendes, Sam Listings

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1 American Beauty (VHS) Video

Spacey, Kevin; Bening, Annette; Birch, Thora; Janney, Allison; Gallagher, Peter; Suvari, Mena; Bentley, Wes; Cooper, Chriss; Hall, Conrad L.; Ball, Alan; Mendes, Sam
667068530438
United States, Dream Works Home Entertainment, 2000, VHS, Very Good

Very good condition. American Beauty (VHS) Video By Spacey, Kevin; Bening, Annette; Birch, Thora; Janney, Allison; Gallagher, Peter; Suvari, Mena; Bentley, Wes; Cooper, Chriss; Hall, Conrad L.; Ball, Alan; Mendes, Sam This amazing and impassioned fantasia about American loneliness begins as satire and ends with a vision of the sublime. The defeated suburban patriarch Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), condemned by his withdrawn daughter (Thora Birch) and his hyperorganized wife (Annette Bening), drops out of his job and misbehaves badly. After Lester's marriage gets blown apart by squalls of comic contempt, the movie, which was written by Alan Ball and directed by the British theatre maestro Sam Mendes (it's his first film), opens up and takes in Lester's suburban territory-the dissatisfactions of the business-mad nineties, in which the gospel of selfishness leaves people clenched and isolated. The bitter satirical riffs slowly give way to a mystical appreciation of the vagrant beauty trapped beneath the surface of life. The hard-edged, almost hyperreal cinematography, by Conrad L. Hall, and the editing, by Tariq Anwar and Chris Greenbury, shift back and forth between dream and actuality with mesmerizing beauty. With Mena Suvari as a teen vamp who is terrified of being ordinary, and Wes Bentley as a young drug dealer who uses his video camera to discover the hidden connections among things. Format: VHS ISBN-10: 0783239394 UPC: 667068530438 
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