One of the main themes of the film American Beauty is that of perception vs reality – how most people would view things versus how they really are. That theme is conveyed through the characters and setting of the film. For each character/setting, write one paragraph, describing how that character is perceived, why that character would be perceived in that way, and then how that character really was.
Setting (The Suburbs)
Colonel Frank Fitts:
Read the following review of American Beauty by film critic Roger Ebert. Identify three quotes from the review that you find the most interesting and explain whether you agree or disagree with Ebert’s opinions opinions of the film.