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American Beauty ( Blu-ray )

Five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Actor, went to this lacerating, darkly funny look at decay in contemporary suburbia. Kevin Spacey plays a frustrated magazine editor whose mid-life crisis threatens his troubled marriage to real estate agent Annette Bening, and leads him to an infatuation with his teenage daughter's girlfriend.

Year: 1999
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Comedy, Drama, BAFTA - Best Film, Academy Award - Best Picture, High Times, Kate's Favourites, Best of the 1990s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Alice Members' Top 100, Black Humour, Golden Globe - Drama, Dysfunctional Families
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Annette Bening, Chris Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari, Allison Janney, Wes Bentley
Duration: 117 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence, offensive language, drug use and sex scenes.
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Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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