AMER­I­CAN BEAUTY (1999) ELEVEN, 9.30PM, AV15+, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Never has the foibles of an in­ert, dys­func­tional sub­ur­ban fam­ily been laid so bare, guided by a sav­agely witty script (by True Blood ’s Alan Ball), sub­lime cin­e­matog­ra­phy (by Con­rad L. Hall), pre­cise per­for­mances and im­pec­ca­ble di­rec­tion from Bri­tish first-timer Sam Men­des. Kevin Spacey (above right) plays Lester Burn­ham, an or­di­nary 42-year-old who is alien­ated from his shrill and

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