I remember seeing flashes of the Oscars as I watched the news with "American Beauty" being said several times by those horrible American Wimmen with mouths like a postbox, and thinking "no way I want to see more American trash".
But there was a radio doco on the real live MURDER based on a gal who imitated the movie to kill her husband, and the jingle jangle music from the movie put the hooks into me to watch the movie.
I was pleasantly surprised, as it told my own story of a 20 year marriage as a SNAG, BUT somehow having survived 25 years PAST that time.
Hence I am Lester_Burnham_Risen in these forums as I come BACK with the experience of Zarathustra to "tear down the closets" and tell all about the American Beauty [which we adopted in Oz "like a Cong-aline of Suckholes" to use that now famous terminology].
The great irony is that, while the post-box wimmin did not realize it, the movie is actually a satire ABOUT how such wimmin [as Ms B, my loving wife] have taken over the world and put the whole American Pie out in the rain to give us the American Beauty ["and I'll never have the recipe again" to put Humpty back together].
I have already done a video summary, so please tune in to the three episodes.