2 of 5 stars
There was nothing revolutionary about this movie. The critics raved and raved, and the awards flowed in, but seriously, it's an in-your-face movie that's so anti-suburbia it was nauseating. They couldn't have been more blunt if they tried. Did Sam Mendes really think he was going to simply revise American Beauty and hit another home run with the same plot yet bad execution? I was sorely disappointed.
Disclaimer: I loved American Beauty. That one, on the other hand, was brilliantly done, with an execution of flying colors.
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