Directed by Sam Mendes, Lester Burnham’s wife Carolyn, who’s cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax – the typical suburban nightmare. When you’ve got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to wife and daughter alike. A pandora’s box of fantasies as he begins lust after his daughter’s over-developed friend. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.