that you have... shining all around you? is it chemically derived?cuz if it's natural... something glowing from inside. shining all around you, it's potential has arrived.
american beauty is a pretty darn solid film. there are no heart in the back of your throat or piss-your-pants or get-up-and-leave moments, but overall pretty solid.
annette bening is very cute as the mom/wife. reminds one of reese witherspoon's uptight yet evil character in election. kevin spacey is also likeable, sorry not one of the year's most memorable characters, though.
the story is interesting. it is not all that shocking or unique.
i would recommend this movie, but if you are expecting a mind-shattering experience, you may be disappointed.the flaming lips have nothing to do with this film. their album, soft bulletin, is really cool, though.