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American beauty / Dreamworks Pictures presents ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD AMERI (Text) 31208911960773 audiovisual Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC AMERICAN (Text) 33946003486797 Movies . 2nd Floor Reshelving -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Awards ed.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment ; [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment.
Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
Special features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film 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 ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Summary, etc.:
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R for strong sexuality, language, violence, and drug content.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs ; DTS digital surround, Dolby 2.0 surround or Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.
Language Note:
English language soundtrack; English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Subject: Midlife crisis > Drama.
Suburban life > Drama.
Genre: Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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