Red, White, and American Beauty: What Makes This Film so American?

When Lester Burnham wakes from his coma of a life, he sees the showy, homogenized suburbia for what it truly is: empty. At its core, American Beauty deals with the battle between belonging and setting oneself apart. Sometimes, these two opposites are mistaken for the same thing. … More Red, White, and American Beauty: What Makes This Film so American?