American Beauty

American Beauty

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

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All Along The Watchtower
performed by Bob Dylan

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All Right Now
performed by Free

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American Woman
performed by The Guess Who

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As Long As I'm Singing
performed by Bobby Darin

This Song is played in American Beauty

Bali Ha'i
performed by Peggy Lee

This Song is played in American Beauty

Call Me Irresponsible
performed by Bobby Darin

This Song is played in American Beauty

Cancer For The Cure
performed by Eels

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Don't Let It Bring You Down
performed by Annie Lenox

This Song is played in American Beauty

Don't Rain On My Parade
performed by Bobby Darin

This Song is played in American Beauty

Open The Door
performed by Betty Carter

This Song is played in American Beauty

The Seeker
performed by The Who

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Use Me
performed by Bill Withers

This Song is played in American Beauty

We Haven't Turned Around
performed by Gomez

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It refers to these movies...

Wag the Dog

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This Movie is referred to by American Beauty
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It is referred to by these movies...

Deadpool
part of Deadpool and X-Men

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This Movie refers to American Beauty
The Recruiter's business card has the phone number 555-0199 which is the same number for the business line of Lester Burnham in American Beauty. Wade refers to the recruiter as a pedophile several times.

Kick-Ass
part of Kick-Ass

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This Movie refers to American Beauty
While Dave (Kick-Ass) is narrating the events that are unfolding, he says that while it may seem that just because he is speaking, it doesn't mean that everything turns out OK for him, mentioning the movie 'American Beauty' as an example of the main character narrating, but not making it out unharmed.
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It is parodied by these television episodes...

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  14 
Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?

This Television Episode parodies American Beauty
While Peter is in the bleachers at Chris' basketball game, he complains that he's hungry and wants to leave. Lois tells him to think of something else. Peter focuses on the head cheerleader, who does a seductive dance, unzipping her sweater to reveal fried chicken floating out - Peter's dream. The scene is a parody of the film 'American Beauty'.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Entourage:
Season:  3  / Episode:  13 
Less Than 30

This Television Episode refers to American Beauty
Amanda, Vince's new agent, tells Vince and Eric that she has a script for 'The Glimpses of the Moon' a film adaptation of the Edith Wharton book of the same name. Eric asks if Scorsese is directing the film. Amanda says no, but Sam Mendes is directing. Vince responds saying "Oh, Sam. I loved 'American Beauty'.".

It is referred to by these books...

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
written by

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This Book refers to American Beauty
George Vitale, a stranded passenger in Gander, spent some of his time running in order to clear his mind. While running, he listened to the soundtrack to the film 'Meet Joe Black'. The soundtrack score is from composer, Thomas Newman, who also scored the films 'American Beauty' and 'The Shawshank Redemption'. (Page 89)

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

American Beauty
performed by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

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