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American Beauty


Aka: Красота по-американски (Russia)
Director: Sam Mendes
Year: 1999
Country: USA
Runtime: 122 minutes
Genre: Drama / Romance

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Lester and Carolyn Burnham are, on the outside, a perfect husband and wife in a perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky, who lives with an abusive father. - IMDb

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Children's Cast:

Thora Birch [17] Jane Burnham
Erin Cathryn Strubbe Young Jane

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Posted: 5 Feb 2019, 07:15
Thora's topless scene caused quite a stir when this film was released. Thankfully, her parents signed off and allowed her to bare her breasts.

Posted: 10 Aug 2018, 23:29
"[Sex scenes] always really disgusted me. I mean really disgusted me. But I loved this script, so I went and did a nude scene...It's the '90s - everyone's seen a pair of tits."-Actress Thora Birch on receiving her parents' permission to shoot risqué scenes for American Beauty when she was 17, in the December 21-27 Hollywood Reporter weekly edition.

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