“Janie’s a pretty typical teenager. Angry, insecure, confused. I wish I could tell her that’s all going to pass, but I don’t want to lie to her.”
It’s time for another staple in the cinematic year of 1999. A year that will go down in history as releasing some of the most culturally relevant films of the modern age.
For this episode we’re talking American Beauty by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. This is one of me and Charles’ essential 90s films and it was good to really examine all the aspects we enjoyed as teenagers and cringe at what didn’t age well at ALL.
We chat about the perfect casting of Wes Bentley, the color red, and the incredible script.
Off-topic rants include: Loveline, lusting after Peter Gallagher, Six Feet Under, Charles’ college class on natural disasters, and our favorite year in music
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Music by Den-Mate @imdenmate
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