48 – American Beauty (1999)

Get them rose petals out the way!I can't see!

Get them rose petals out the way!I can’t see!

One from the late nineties here starring Thora Birch and Mena Suvari and with enough forehead space between them that you could land a helicopter on.Both have a topless scene each so i guess that’s a plus.There’s something about Kevin Spaceys face that looks like he had a plunger stuck on his mouth.Also his hair in the film keeps changing,maybe someone mixed up the box of wigs.The films about Spaceys character,Lester, and his final 2 weeks of life before he gets shot.In these two weeks me manages to:get fired,start a new job,smokes $2000 worth of dope,see a a teenagers tits and a few other things.The story is narrated by him even though we know at the beginning that he’s already dead.Lester is a bit walk over.His family treat him like shit and he seems to be always apologising and getting on everyone tits.You can see this in the camera work and the way he stands.For the first half of the film his back is always arched and in every scene with him and his wife he is physically shorter.I just checked online and Spacey is 3 inches taller that the wife,that scene in the car where he is the passenger but looks about a foot shorter is one of the more obvious ones.There’s tons of interpretations on the web about this film and i’m not going to waste mine and your time quoting them,but some are worth a look.

IMDB RATING      –     8.5
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  THORA BIRCH WENT OFF THE RADAR AFTER THIS ONE.THE CREEPY NEIGHBOUR HAS SOE CRAZY LOOKING EYES.

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