'American Beauty' "I know. It's strange to see this as a high school movie. But Jane (Thora Birch) and Ricky (Wes Bentley) are right in the middle of high school teen angst, figuring out who they are, experiencing their first loves. In that respect, it's very high school. The first time I saw it, I fell in love with it. I tend to lean towards more strange and dark themes in general."
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