Specifics
USA [1999] - 122m
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Directed by
Sam Mendes
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
American Beauty poster

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October 03, 2021

4.0*/5.0*

Mendes' debut is a film that count. The way he takes the piss out of adulthood and America's suburban facade is pretty striking, though I wouldn't go as far as to say the film is holding up a mirror. It's a lovely dark comedy though, with great performances, somewhat grotesque characters and a perfect balance between funny bits and heartfelt moments, some of them happening in the very same scenes. Mendes' career dwindled after this film, but at least he left us with one bona fide masterpiece.

December 30, 2003

4.0*/5.0*

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