About

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

8.4
13k
Directed by

Sam Mendes

Written by

Alan Ball (Screenplay)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship coming of age adultery extramarital affair dark comedy cheerleader movie business virgin satire loneliness camcorder coming out suburbia marijuana midlife crisis first time affair exercise rose estate agent closeted homosexual quitting a job retired army man

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Lists

#66 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#794 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#96 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture Bruce Cohen Dan Jinks

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Kevin Spacey

Oscar for Best Director Sam Mendes

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Alan Ball