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American Beauty Essay

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American Beauty At first glance when I watching this movie I thought to myself this must be the weirdest movie ever made, but after the first thirty minutes of it I kind of fell in love with the characters. I began to fell them and understand them like I was apart of the family. I especially like the next door neighbor Ricky that sold weed. He was cool. I would have been like him if I lived in the neighborhood. The movie gave off a real good message and that was; do not be mad because there is too much beauty in the world.It is our normal family with a working husband, Lester, and wife, Carolyn. They have a beautiful teenager by the name of Jane, who is friends with your typical high school stuck up girl, Angela. There are many other characters to the movie like the new family that just moved next door, or the top real estate agent who calls himself ?The King?. There were so many different conflicts and alterations between the characters that made this movie so interesting to me. American Beauty was a movie that shows us how our American society portrays the all American family to have the perfect relationships with one another. Little do the outsiders know about what really goes on inside the walls of the perfect household, and how they act towards each other. Each character seems to wear their own masks during the movie for their own reasons. Whether they are dealing with their work, family, or just life in general. The father of the supposedly seems to be hiding under the infamous ?mask? throughout the movie. He lives a life where he is Lonadier 2 constantly overpowered by his wife and co-workers day by day. Lester wakes up everyday only to show the community that he cares about his wife Carolyn, but when he really knows his relationship has gone bad. He makes the community think that he is this funny, caring, and a cool husband when he sees no reason to be.His daughter Jane thinks of him as a man who is boring and has no personality. Maybe it?s because Lester doesn?t know how to show his emotions he has hidden away. Lester doesn?t exactly know why or even what his role is in his family, but he still lives his everyday life to please his wife and provide money for his daughter. During a real-estate party Lester meets the boy living in the house next door. It?s then where Ricky takes a break from his work, and Lester takes a break from his act to go out...

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