American Beauty

Once again, another movie that has taken me far to long to get round to watching. I think pretty much everyone in my film class back in England had seen it but me. Anyways, the film is brilliant in a creepy kind of way. It made me cringe so much but the rest was brilliant. For the small minority who haven’t seen it, its about families and midlife crisis.

  • “I am 42 years old; in less than a year I will be dead.” Blimey.
  • Ahhh! Who’s filming them?! Oh… him… cute…
  • Then the cast of Flashforward view the house… I swear, there were at least two of the actors in Flashforward in that scene!
  • Ewwwwwwwww! He fancies a teenage girl! EWWWWWWWWWW! And that was my reaction for the rest of the movie. It actually got to the point where I was hiding behind my pillow. Ewwwwwww!!!
  • It was interesting to see just how much the love had gone from their marriage. Its not even like a business marriage, its like prison.
  • Its got the cool dad from The OC! And he’s a little younger! And quite hot!
  • I loved that it was showing the comparisons between the two main families; one household that is run by the man and has rules and structure, then the other house which is ‘run’ by the woman and has no structure at all. Both children in the families are unhappy. However, the structured family, according to the son, wouldn’t go out looking for him if he ran away but the unruly family would go looking out for the daughter.
  • There are 3 ‘romance’ stories, all incredibly different. You have the *vomits* dad [Kevin Spacey] and teenage girl, the mm and the dad from The OC and then the daughter and son of the two families [not related, by the way, in case… y‘know…]. I loved the daughter/son because it was so sweet. The daughter never gets attention then she pretends she doesn’t want the attention from the boy but secretly loves it which, to be honest, is true for most girls unless they get attention all the time.
  • When the son tells Kevin Spacey that the weed costs $2000 I went “Jesus!” at the same time Kevin Spacey did! Spooky lol
  • Oooo he thinks… that they are… oooooo HAHAHAHA! Oh my God, how funny. *watches dad punch 7 types out of the son* oh… now its not so funny…
  • Oh, wait, its funny again!
  • No, wait, she DIDN’T do it?! It was the other dude? Wait… what? Oh, aw, he’s smiling… so he died happy, at least that’s ok…
  • The last 4 were my reactions pretty much word for word.




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