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American Beauty (Awards Edition)

Release Date: 10/24/2000
MSRP: $26.99

Studio: DreamWorks

Year: 1999

Run Time: 122 minutes

Rating: R

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Scott Bakula, Mena Suvari

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Produced by: Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen

Written by: Alan Ball

   Movie Summary: [Drama, Comedy]

    First-time director Mendes, migrating from the theatre, has constructed a grand slam of a motion picture. A flawless cast - Bening as the confused mother, Birch as the awkward daughter, Suvari as the symbol of youthful sexuality, Bentley as the drug-dealing outcast neighbor, and especially Cooper as Bentley's militant father - combine to deliver one of the decade's strongest ensemble performances. Ball, whose only previous writing experience was in television, crafts his hysterically dark script with the mark of an assured veteran. 73-year-old Hall's cinematography, as well as Newman's subtle score, combine to make this an outstanding work of entertainment that will surely be remembered as one of 1999's most memorable films.


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DVD Features
Widescreen (anamorphic), Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD Exras
Audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and scriptwriter Alan Ball / Audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and director of cinematography Conrad Hall (w/storyboard feature) / 22-minute featurette / DVD-ROM

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  • Editor's Notes
    Deleted footage will not be included on this disc by decision of the Director who does not wish to taint the final production with the viewing of deleted footage.

    Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2000

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