Monday Movies of the Mind #14

American Ugly

The Idea: a rather uplifting parody of American Beauty

The Tagline: “Look closer…if you wish to vomit.”

The Plot: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) believes he is going to die. His wife hates him, as does his estranged daughter. But when he meets his daughter’s best friend–a modern-day Medusa–while volunteering at a meth rehab, he learns to appreciate the two of them.

Last Lines: “Your life flashes before your eyes rather slowly…oh, no, that’s not good now. Here comes the last few weeks of my life. Torture.”

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