Due to their pursuit of approval, status, and material goods, they are miserable.
In both of these films the main characters, Lester and Ricci, go through a responsibility stage Now she is miserable. One of the saddest moments of the film occurs at the end, when Carolyn, faced with her husband's death, realizes that she will never again have the chance to love him.
Plump round bodies and cherub like faces are traits of the most desirable Chinese belle Ultimately, American Beauty endorses the pursuit of happiness as the only thing worth living for.
Both parents neglect Jane. But is this necessarily always true?