Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening are excellent in this drama, American Beauty. Lester Burnham is having a not-so-typical mid life crisis and decides to take control back of his life, no matter the cost.
: Well, congratulations. You've succeeded admirably.
: For you, Brad? I've got five.
: No. No, we don't. As soon as you've prepared a nutrious yet savory meal that I'm about to eat, you can listen to whatever you like.
: There's not even any plants out here.
: What do you call this? Is this not a plant? If you have a problem with the plants, I can always call my landscape architect. Solved.
: I mean, I think "lagoon," I think waterfall, I think tropical. This is a cement hole.
: I have some tiki torches in the garage.
: Of course not. She doesn't want us to know how important this is to her. But she's been practicing her steps for weeks.
: Well, I bet money she's going to resent it. And I'm missing the James Bond marathon on TNT.
: Lester, this is important. I'm sensing a real distance growing between you and Jane.
: Growing? She hates me.
: She's just willfull.
: She hates you too.
: I know. I kinda remember this really creepy incident when you were filming me last night?
: I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting.
: Thanks, but I really don't need to have some psycho obsessing about me right now.
: I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.
: It's a pleasure.
: Oh, we've met before, acutally. This thing last year. Or the Christmas thing at the Sheraton.
: Oh yes.
: It's okay. I wouldn't rememberme either.
: I'm sorry, I must have locked it by accident. So what's up?
: I need a urine sample.
: Wow. It's been six months already. Can I give it to you in the morning? I just took a whiz.
: Yeah, I suppose.
: Know what I do when I feel like that?
: I fire a gun.
: No. Have you?
: No, but I did see this homeless woman who froze to death once. Just laying there on the sidewalk. She looked really sad. I got that homeless woman on video.
: Why would you film that?
: Because it was amazing.
: What was amazing about it?
: When you see something like that, it's like God is looking right at you, just for a second. And if you're careful, you can look right back.
: And what do you see?
: Mine. 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I always wanted and now I have it. I rule!
: So what? It's just a couch.
: This is a four thousand dollar sofa upholstered in Italian silk. This is not "just a couch."
: It's just a couch! This isn't life. This is just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts.