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American beauty [videorecording] /

by Mendes, Sam; Dreamworks Pictures; Jinks/Cohen Company.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2000Edition: Awards ed.Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.ISBN: 0783241232 :; 9780783241234.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 1/20/2016 (cw)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Married people -- Drama | Conduct of life -- Drama | Feature films | United States -- Social life and customs -- Drama | Conduct of life | Feature films | Manners and customs | Married people | United States | DramaAwards: Winner of 5 Academy Awards 1999 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay.Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper.Summary: Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughters friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky who lives with a homophobic father.
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A satire about the American community & American life. Tells the tale of how a man turned his miserable life around & turned everyone else's upside down as a result.

$19.99 (g) 1/20/2016 (cw)

Originally released in 1999 as a motion picture.

Widescreen.

Special features include: behind-the-scenes featurette American beauty: Look closer ; commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies; 2 theatrical trailers; production notes; DVD-ROM features.

Insert includes: Production notes by Sam Mendes.

"85382"--disc surface.

Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks ; written by Alan Ball ; director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman.

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper.

Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughters friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky who lives with a homophobic father.

DVD format ; Dolby Digital Surround.

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Winner of 5 Academy Awards 1999 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay.

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