A man removes his clothes and exercises in the reflection of a window. Bare buttocks are shown. The adolescent neighbor was looking out his window when this occurred and he observes.


A middle aged man attempts to have sex with a teenage girl he removes her shirt and reveals her breasts but it goes as far as that.


Lester’s teenage daughter Jane is shown looking at breast enhancers on the internet. The pictures of breasts on her computer screen are visible.
There are sexual subjects about how a teen girl has had sex with an adult man. She talks about how she enjoyed it. Another subject involves her talking to her friend saying that if her dad will work out she will have sex with him.


A teenage girl (played by a young woman) dances seductively and unzips the front of her dress. Rose petals fly out of it, obscuring most of her skin from view.
A teenage girl (played by a young woman) appears naked on the ceiling with rose petals covering her breasts and pubic area.
A teenage girl (played by a young woman) talks about how men have ogled her since she was twelve. She says that she enjoys the attention and that she likes it when men want to “f–k her by just looking at” her and that it ensures her modeling career.
A teenage girl asks a girl if she’s ever seen her dad in his underwear. She then comments that she bets he has a “big dick.”
A teenage girl (played by a young woman) kisses her best friend’s 41-year-old father on the lips after purposefully seducing him.
A middle age man has a dream of his teenage daughter’s friend in the bathtub. It’s full of rose petals and he touches the rose petals and she orgasms and moans. There is obviously seductive stuff in the tub.
A man watches two men smoke pot from a distance but mistakes the act as oral sex.
A teenage boy hangs out with his girlfriend in his room. He’s completely nude and we briefly see his bare buttocks a few times. There is no sex in this scene.
A girl shows her breasts to a boy through her window next door.
A couple of scenes where a man masturbates (no nudity seen). One scene has his wife next to him watching before waking him up and yelling at him.

There is an aggressive sex scene in a hotel room. There is loud moaning and hard thrusting. The sheet is pulled up before anything explicit is shown.
Violence & Gore
The colonel shoots Lester in the back of the head, blood splatters all over the wall in front of him, a lot of blood is seen on the killer’s shirt and face.
A man is shown with a ton of blood gushing out of his head at the end of the movie.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


“American Beauty” is translated into “American Beauty” in China. The DVD is a Taiwanese version, called “American Heart, rose love”. It sounds like a tender love drama. If only translated literally, it should be called “beauty of America”. Although there are “beauty” and “Rose” fantasy in the film, defining the film from the perspective of a black comedy, beauty of America can better show the taste, the beauty of America, the beauty of America and so on, What is the beauty of America… Just like those humorous and sad scenes in the film, ironically.

I was impressed by Sam Mendez’s talent. Every character in the film, no matter how many scenes, was portrayed with flesh and blood, telling many stories in a radial space centered on the street. This film has always been positioned as the description of “middle-aged crisis”, but I also saw “adolescent crisis”, “character crisis”, “communication crisis”, “plain crisis”, “trust crisis”… Is it “American Beauty” or “American crisis”?? And this society full of “crisis” is not just in “America”.

Countless self and others, countless deja vu past and repeat mistakes in the future.

Two families

Lester and Caroline are the masters of a family. They have a daughter Jane

This family is simply a typical representative of the families in which most of the men and women in society are about 40 years old. They sleep in a bed every day, covered with their own quilts. They haven’t had sex for a year or more. They don’t even have the interest of quarreling. Women often chatter about trivial things, sometimes with their family, sometimes with their neighbors. The man masturbated when he got up in the morning and took a bath. He said, “this is the highest point of my day. My mood is falling for the rest of the day.” When her daughter was in high school, she saved several years’ wages for others to see her children and wanted to have breast augmentation surgery. She seldom communicated with her parents. First, she had nothing to say, and second, her parents couldn’t understand.

Man’s company’s economic downturn, he will face the risk of layoffs; Although women are not particularly successful as real estate agents, they bear a large part of the family economy. Like all people who mainly bear the family economy, they are the authority of the family. The music and activity arrangement of dinner should be decided by women.

I smile when I see these. They are all too real. This state accounts for a large part of families whose marriage has lasted for more than 15 years. Dull, no passion, lack of communication, every family member feels dull, but it continues day by day with habits. It is only family affection and sense of responsibility that maintain the integrity of the family. Family affection can only be realized when encountering twists and turns. Without twists and turns, day after day, there is only the tacit acceptance of each member’s role. Even, no one seriously examines such a repeated life. It is just as natural and logical as the existence of each organ in the body.

The male owner of the second family used to be a U.S. Navy colonel. The female owner is lonely. She plays a more like a nanny in the family and has an 18-year-old son rich.

There are some such families in the society. The man is the authority in the family. Everyone obeys his words. He is conservative and arbitrary. He always looks at things as absolute right and absolute wrong, and always reminds the people around him of his former identity in exchange for respect or awe. Women are the most loyal supporters of men’s authority. Men say east and she will never dare to say West, numb and obedient like a puppet. A man’s expression is simple and rough. Violence is his weapon to maintain his authority. No matter who doesn’t follow, he will fight each other. Their son is a handsome, sensitive and slightly neurotic boy. He is a DV youth with artist temperament.

It is difficult to judge the proportion of such families in society, but I am sure they exist, and they are definitely not rare. The freedom of everyone in the family is pitiful. Even the man who is superior to his wife and son like a monarch has become narrow because of his limited understanding and tolerance of society. There has always been resistance in such families, but the result of resistance is often suppressed or expelled by the authority. If you choose, it is either submission or separation.

The two families are on the same street and can observe each other through the window. The children’s mutual admiration made them intersect. Children are envious of each other’s family, one because there is too little freedom, the other because there is too little discipline; One is because there is no father’s example, the other is because his father’s example is too paranoid. Too little freedom can’t find yourself, and too little discipline can’t care. Think of the saying “every family has its own difficult Sutra”. People are like this. What they can get has become a constraint, and what they can’t get is an ideal. Moreover, the two sides of all things act on people, and the deeper experience is always the bad side. How can we overcome the insipid crisis and communication crisis?

Three young people

Jane, the daughter of the first family, despises her father and has no warm feeling about family life. Her temporary ideal is to save some money for breast augmentation surgery. And her parents can never understand her heart. It’s not like her mother’s imagination that watching a performance at school makes her feel the warmth of the family, but her mother thinks so. In her mind, they might as well not go to the show.

The warmth of the family can not be remedied, and nothing can be done to remedy it. The warm feeling is permeated in the heart a little bit in the countless details of life. It is a height of accumulation that cannot be reached at one time. Children don’t talk to their parents because they think their parents will never understand. This is the generation gap problem, which will always exist in family life. I yearn for a life with a great degree of freedom, and I grew up in an environment with a great degree of freedom, but it is difficult to judge whether this full degree of freedom is good or bad. Like Jane, I used to complain that my parents rarely restrict my behavior. In that case, I always felt abandoned by my family, but I know better that my parents’ non restriction is not that they don’t care, but that they care in different ways. All they can do is use their parents’ identity to imperceptibly influence and take the power of example as guidance. I should be a lucky child. Jane is actually very lucky, but her father’s lack of success has reduced the weight of the example too much, and she hasn’t understood the sadness and helplessness of failure for the time being. The biggest benefit of such young people in the process of growing up is that they know early that they must be responsible for their choices, and have no right to blame others.

Rich, the second son of the family, grew up under the restraint and shelter of his simple and rough father. At the age of 15, he was sent to the military academy by his father because of smoking marijuana. After being expelled from the military academy, his father simply sent him to the mental hospital. He wanted to use such a forced way to make his son grow up into what he wanted. Rich, who came out of the mental hospital, changed his character from blatant resistance to blatant obedience. He used a legitimate working experience to cover up the income from selling marijuana, and used the pure urine exchanged from pediatric nurses to cope with his father’s drug test every six months. He learned to exchange his father’s violence for trust in the way his father appreciated the soldiers most. His greatest pleasure is to use DV to record all the beautiful things he saw. Those beautiful things may be a pigeon dead on the grass, a woman frozen to death on the roadside, a plastic bag floating in the wind, or Jane watching him through the glass and taking off her coat to expose the young woman’s chest… Finally, under his father’s arbitrary decision again, he was expelled from the house, The expelled man could only get a sentence from his cowardly mother, “it’s raining outside, put on your raincoat!”

Many children around them grow up in an imperfect family. This imperfection is not necessarily the lack of family members, but the integrity of the family, but the lack of warmth and tolerance. Such children often have delicate thinking, emotional instability, more or less with a little neuroticism. Most of the time, they are fragile and lovely, sensitive and distressing. It was as pure and transparent as rich’s tears when he described the plastic bag dancing in the wind. “I beat you for your own good” is a sentence that many people have heard from their parents. Those painful parts will be quickly forgotten, and some will remain as untouchable forbidden lines or a source of a little hatred. I felt that rich had a sense of pleasure and relief when he was expelled by his father. Otherwise, he would not make up the most unacceptable story of his father in exchange for the result of being expelled. I believe that no normal person can truly hate the parents who gave their lives. After a moment of hatred and an unforgettable depression, what remains is the family affection with blood thicker than water. There is no doubt that parents love their children. Even rich’s rough and tough father shed tears for his children

Too many parents try to turn their children into an ideal state, and this ideal often comes from the young dream of being parents. But many times they will forget the fact that they have not realized the dream, and if they go on according to their arrangement and will, the child will only become the second them. Some parents helped their parents fulfill their dreams when they were young, but if they continue and follow them, it will become a misplaced cycle? The role of children is always to help parents complete their dreams, and their dreams can only be realized in middle age, regret and try to impose on the next generation again. I’m a little afraid of this dislocation cycle, because it lasts too long, too long, beyond many lives. In the United States, only a few families like rich may have this problem, and some will stop suddenly for various reasons, but in China, I really can’t think how long it will go.

Jane’s female classmate angel is a beautiful girl. She enjoys talking about her experience with various men every day and describes to others how she has been infatuated by all the men who have seen her since she was 12. She often speaks foul language, vulgar and obscene descriptive topics. She is very interested in sex. She is not only keen to tell others, but also keen to inquire about people. Her ideal is to be a model and often appear on the cover of magazines. In fact, in fact, too many things are made up by her. She is even a virgin at all.

Girls are vain. Some vanity can be completely satisfied through men’s love. So they always make up or exaggerate. Especially for 18-year-old girls. Angel is an extreme reflection. I’ve seen a lot of girls like this. They make up romantic stories to satisfy their vanity. The male protagonists in the stories have at least one of the advantages of being handsome, cold, rich, tall and straight, talented or something. They are one of those that will attract countless eyeballs in the real society, They are all dedicated models of three thousand weak water people taking only one ladle. Every girl comes over at this age and is the most brilliant period of her whole life. There is also a part that vanity cannot be satisfied only by fiction, so they prove it, just like Angie. They will intentionally or unintentionally show their advantages in front of men. Even if they don’t want to develop a relationship with that man, they also need admiration and praise to be affirmed.

Girls are also prone to inferiority, and more often, that inferiority is covered up with arrogance and indifference. For example, Angie said “rich is crazy”, the most fundamental reason is “he never looks at me more”; When Lester learned that Angie was still a virgin, she restrained her desire. Angie panicked and asked, “what’s the matter? Am I not beautiful enough?”; Rich exposed Angie’s heart with the most honest evaluation. She sat on the stairs and cried in fear, and finally seduced Lester to prove herself… In fact, Angie had a lot of inferiority complex in her heart, and she had to hide it with arrogant behavior and indifferent behavior. There are also such a group of people in life who carefully wrap their sense of inferiority with the most exposed arrogance and even conceit. Once they are stabbed at the key, they will be miserable until they become angry and even hysterical. This is a “character crisis”, and the only way to get rid of this crisis is to have an objective and correct understanding of yourself.

The process of growing up is painful. It is difficult to find what we have lost in the process of growing up. No matter how we stretch out our hands to resist, we will eventually find that young people slip away in a moment. On the last day of 2002, I sat among thousands of people and heard an old man say “your life has been reduced by another 20 minutes”. It turned out that it had left without saying goodbye to youth before it wanted to say goodbye. Our adolescence ended in a complex intersection of various emotions, and another group of people’s adolescence came.

Four love

It is a little far fetched to define the feeling between Lester and angel with love. More specifically, it is Lester’s sexual fantasy of girls or angel’s good impression of Lester.

Lester didn’t have sex with his wife for a long time. Even when he wanted to improve this situation, the two people who had already risen in temperature quarreled because they were afraid that their beer would stain the $4000 sofa. Naturally, both of them had no “sexual interest” anymore. When he saw the intimacy between his wife and lover, he could ask expressionless, “do you want some sauce on the hamburger?” Before meeting Angie, Lester masturbated in the bathroom every morning to meet her physiological needs.

Angel’s appearance makes Lester have the goal of life again. She is as young as “Lolita” and has the longing and imitation for maturity. At this time, girls are really attractive. Lester began to exercise because she overheard the conversation between Angel and her daughter, so as to “make herself look better when she takes off her clothes.” He found some passion again, quit his job, sold his old car and bought a sports car he had always dreamed of. I even went to work in a fast food restaurant to find the beautiful feeling of “working in a hamburger restaurant to make money and having sex with girls every day” when I was young.

The end of this love is that when Angie threw herself into her arms and wanted to dedicate her first time to Lester, Lester restrained herself and gently put her head on Angie’s chest.

This love begins with fantasy and ends with responsibility. The responsibility here is not family responsibility, but the responsibility of protection. In this kind of “love forgetting the year”, there is often one aspect playing the role of parents, and the loving father (mother) is almost everyone’s complex. I never want to evaluate extramarital love as “Incest”, because it is always right to love someone, even if there is a deviation in the selection of objects. In the relationship that causes bad results, the problem is not love itself, but too many requirements derived from love. I’m even grateful for the passion that angel gave Lester, which sparked the light of hope for life that I haven’t seen for so long.

Fantasizing about her daughter’s classmates is the same as fantasizing about stars. Even at the Oscars, the guests said humorously, “who hasn’t coveted her daughter’s classmates?”

I also think of the discussion about men’s “Lolita complex” I saw in a fashion magazine a few days ago. This is not dirty, not obscene, this is the yearning for innocence and beauty in human ID, which is definitely not wrong.

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