American Beauty

Sound clips from American Beauty

Lester: It’s the weirdest thing. I feel like I’ve been in a coma for about twenty years, and I’m just now waking up.

Lester: Well, you wanna know how things went in my job today? They’ve hired this efficiency expert. This really friendly guy named Brad, how perfect is that? And he’s basically there to make it seem like they’re justified in firing somebody because they couldn’t just come right out and say that, could they? No, no, that would just be too honest, and so they’ve asked us… you couldn’t possibly care less, could you?
Carolyn: Well, what do you expect? You can’t all of a sudden be my best friend just because you had a bad day. I mean, hello, you’ve barely even spoken to me for months.

Ricky: Forgive me sir, for speaking so bluntly, but those fags make me wanna puke my fucking guts out.
Frank: Well, me too son…yeah me too.

Lester: 1970 pontiac firebird, the car I’ve always wanted and now I have it. I rule.

Lester: My daughter Jane, only child. 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 wanna lie to her.

Lester: Both my wife and daughter think I’m this gigantic loser, and they’re right. I have lost something. I’m not exactly sure what it is, but I know I didn’t always feel this…sedated. But you know what? It’s never too late ot get it back.

Ricky: Your wife is with another man, and you don’t care?
Lester: Nope, our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are, when we’re anything but.

Lester: You know, you don’t always have to wait for me to come to you.
Carolyn: Oh great. So now it’s my fault?
Lester: I didn’t say that, it’s nobody’s fault, it’s…Janie what happened? We used to be pals.

Jane: Could he be any more…pathetic?
Angela: I think he’s sweet, and I think he and your mother have not had sex in a long time.

Lester: Look at me, jerking off in the shower. This will be the high point of my day. It’s all downhill from here.

Carolyn: Shut up! Stop it! you weak! you baby! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!