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25
Feb 00
Fri

American Beauty

A quirky movie that started off very strangely, compounded by the fact I went into this movie not knowing anything about it. I thought American Beauty was quite an exposing and probing movie, well written. It touches upon so many situations and emotions you can relate to. The types of which are nigh impossible to explain in words. All the director could do is attempt to portray them in such a way that the audience could connect with and relate to so as make them say, “Ah yes I know exactly what you’re trying to get at.” For example, I’m sure everyone at one stage or another has done something which has put them on a high (not the drug induced one! :). While Lester may have looked “pathetic” driving around singing to the radio after blackmailing his company, I could look past this and knew exactly how he was feeling. An interesting film with nice touches.