So Tom of Digital Shortbread recently hit me up with another absolutely awesome scene to share with you guys. Thanks a million, Tom!
For one reason or another, I have put off watching Sam Mendes’ directorial debut ‘American Beauty.’ That is, until now. I have no explanation as to why it’s taken me this long, particularly when we get to scenes as well-acted and memorable as this one. This dinner scene at the Burnham residence is potent with energy, pent-up frustration and comedic relief. Particularly from Kevin Spacey as sexually frustrated suburban father Lester Burnham. But if you think it’s just Spacey who makes the movie memorable, Annette Bening proves a formidable on-screen counter to Spacey in this pivotal moment. Check it out: