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122 min.
Rated: 12 Movie-rating:: 8 of 10
Genres: Drama,
Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Alan Ball
Music: Thomas Newman
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula,
Keywords: midlife, crisis, rose, love, hate, drug, loser, depression, cheerleader,

Story:Despite living the american dream with a perfect house, wife and child, Lester Burnham slips into a depression. The only thing that keeps him alive and moves him to change his life, is a crush on a friend of his daughter. These changes however, are not without consequences.


Awards:Oscar for Best Lead Actor (2000) - Kevin Spacey
Oscar for Best Cinematography (2000)
Oscar for Best Director (2000) - Sam Mendes
Oscar for Best Picture (2000)- Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks
Oscar for Best Screenplay from Screen (2000)
Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actress (2000) - Annette Bening
Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing (2000)
Oscar nomination for Best Music (2000) - Thomas Newman
Golden Globe for Best Director (2000) - Sam Mendes
Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture: Drama (2000)
Golden Globe for Best Screenplay (2000) - Allan Ball
3 other Golden Globe nominations
Production Companies:DreamWorks SKG
Jinks/Cohen Company
Budget:15 Mio. USD
Box Office Gross:356.296 Mio. USD
Box Office Weekend:0.861531 Mio. USD
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