Annette Bening

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  • Homosexuality In American Beauty

    American Beauty (1999) is a film depicting the dark side of the typical suburban american family. As well as the price and nature of beauty in a society obsessed with appearances. Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, is a man in his mid-40s going through an extreme midlife crisis; he has grown cynical and is certain that he has no reason to continue this life that he has regretfully been apart of. Lester 's relationship with his wife Carolyn, played by Annette Bening, is cold and devoid of most emotions. On the surface Carolyn attempts to display the image that she 's in full control of her life, however inside she feels empty and desperate for something more. Their teenage daughter Jane, played by Thora Birch, is persistently depressed, lacks overall self-esteem, and certain that she is unattractive. Jane’s…

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  • The Importance Of Working-Class Family

    Never see your parents? Always feel like you have nothing to do in your days? You may be apart of the accomplishment of natural growth. According to Annette Lareau (p. 154), working-class families use the accomplishment of natural growth where they tend to raise their children with more concern about their safety and don’t take into account their thoughts. “… They tell their children what to do rather than persuading them with reasoning.” In contrast, you may be the person that parent(s)…

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  • Cast Of American Beauty

    and method acting. The cast of American Beauty won a Screen Actors Guild Award for an Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture in the year 2000, the ensemble acting includes the method acting that the film encompasses, by the group of actors cast to the characters roles, which includes: Annette Bening, Wes Bentley, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Kevin Spacey, and Mena Suvari. Amidst the struggle of this dysfunctional family’s pursuit…

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  • Wealth In American Beauty

    On the surface, American Beauty is a simple film. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), a middle-aged man, lives with his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) and daughter Jane (Flora Birch) in a comfortable suburban existence. Lester hates his office job that makes less than what the high-achieving Carolyn earns as a real estate broker. Jane is going through a teenage phase of excessive eyeliner, baggy clothes and general disdain towards people save for her friend, the gorgeous and superficial cheerleader…

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  • The Kids Are Alright: Movie Analysis

    homosexual characters. Since then, homosexuals have changed from traits to acts. In The Kids Are Alright, directed by Cholodenko, we are introduced to an average family of two parents and two kids, a boy and a girl. The family lives a normal life, one parent works as a Doctor, while the other parent only does small-businesses such as landscaping. The only thing difference that viewers may find “out of the norm”, is that both of the parents are lesbians and conceived their kids by sperm donation.…

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  • American Beauty Character Analysis

    Noah Spencer Professor Travis Sutton RTVF 1320 20 April 2016 American Beauty: The Beauty of True Character American Beauty is a 1999 drama film directed by independent filmmaker Samuel Mendes. The main cast stars Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham, Annette Bening co-stars as his wife, Carolyn Burnham and Thora Birch stars as their daughter, Jane Burnham. Another major character is Jane’s best friend, Angela, played by Mena Suvari. The film follows the midlife crisis of middle-aged man Mr. Burnham…

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  • Stereotypes In American Beauty

    Beauty' is the satirical story of a middle aged family man, Lester Burnham, who is going through a mid-life crisis. Lester is a loser and a low life who is despised both by his wife and his daughter. It is when he sees his daughter, Jane's friend Angela Hayes that he feels that there is still something to look forward in life. He gets infatuated with her and the whole movie revolves around how he transforms himself to be liked by her only to realise at the end what he truly wanted was a happy…

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