What happened American Beauty?
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend. After his death sometime in his 43rd year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing.
What does the plastic bag in American Beauty mean?
The beauty of this life which is shown in this scene is that all of us can find beauty in it, but different beauties. It’s not about understanding it, it’s about feeling it, feeling it in your own way. That’s life, we can even find beauty in a bag if we want, and it’s beautiful.
What is the setting of American Beauty?
Although apparently set in the ‘Chicago’ suburbs, Sam Mendes’ Oscar winning drama was shot in California. The aerial shots of the neat, bland checquerboard neighbourhood are the suburbs of California state capital, Sacramento, as are the streets along which Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) and his neighbours jog.