Film: "American Beauty" Film Review by Master Researcher

Film: "American Beauty"
This geography paper examines suburban gender roles in the film "American Beauty"
# 83797 | 675 words | 1 source | 2005 | US

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This paper reviews issues of gender, power and space in the film "American Beauty". The author argues that suburban environments have ideal gender roles. The paper relates that the characters in this movie are unhappy because they don't fit into these roles.

From the Paper:

""American Beauty" is about the dysfunctional nature of suburban families. The story centers around two families. The first family is the Burnhom family. The protagonist of the film is Lester, a man going through a massive mid-life crisis. His wife Caroline is a cold, materialistic perfectionist who if obsessed with projecting the image of the perfect family. Their only daughter Jane is a fairly typical teenager. The second family is the Fitts family. Colonel Fitts is a Marine that attempts to hide the fact that he is a homosexual through homophobic statements, fascist leanings and violence. "

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