Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

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Revolutionary Road

Sam Mendes (American Beauty) re-unites Kate Winslet & Leo DiCaprio, for the first time since Titanic days, as April and Frank Wheeler. They play a young couple living with their two children in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s. The Wheeler's are successful but unsatisfied... Frank is stuck in a well-paid but boring office job and April still mourns the demise of her acting career.

Depressed by the mediocre sprawl of suburbanites who surround them, they impulsively decide to move to France where they'll regain the excitement and artistic sensibilities of their younger years. But this decision lays bare the fragility of their relationship.

Best Actress (Drama) for Kate Winslet - Golden Globes 2009.
2008120 minsUSA, UK
Drama
Director:
Sam Mendes ('American Beauty', 'Road To Perdition', 'Jarhead')
Writer:
Justin Haythe
Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletKathy BatesMichael Shannon
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Reviews & comments

Pretentious

Pretentious acting, poor directing and dire screenplay. Two main characters were cold and unlovable. Direction was hurried and without any kind of focus. If the lovemaking scenes in this are Mendes idea of passion, I feel sorry for Winslet. Kate Winslet is an average actress who believes the hype that she is a great one. All involved need to get out more.

1.0
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Meaty masterpiece

I love this kind of head-on assault with the human condition in all its ultra-depressing glory. Very contemporary although set in the 50's. Very "american beauty' but 10 years more maturity from Mendes. Leonardo and Kate show true artistry - intensely imploding and exploding. Lots of nervous laughter when the lights came on - definitely touching some...

5.0
0

Top notch drama

Really loved this film. Very nicely put together, with some terrific performances. Very powerful in parts. Good use of music, beautifully shot. Captivating. Can't say enough good things. Please see it.

5.0
0

Blew me away

I loved this film - while minor elements annoyed me, the whole had a powerful impact. Flicks review says there are issues left hanging, but this is what is so great about it... had it in my head for days.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A near-perfect case study of the ways in which film is incapable of capturing certain crucial literary qualities, in this case the very things that elevate the book from being a merely insightful study of a deteriorating marriage into a remarkable one.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The kind of great novel that Hollywood tends to botch, because much of it takes place inside the heads of its characters, and because the Wheelers aren't especially likeable and because pessimism without obvious redemption is a tough sell.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

DiCaprio is in peak form, bringing layers of buried emotion to a defeated man. And the glorious Winslet defines what makes an actress great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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This film is so good it is devastating.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Winslet and DiCaprio return, proving they deserve to be remembered for more than Titanic.

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

press

This is not a happy home and this is certainly not a happy movie – probably not the best choice for a first date... But for many it will resonate far beyond the cinema and you will not see better performances from these two lead actors.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Encouraged by Mendes' artful direction, his gift for eliciting naturalness, the core of this film finally cries out to us today, makes us see that the notion of characters struggling with life, with the despair of betraying their best selves because of what society will or won't allow, is as gripping and relevant now as it ever was. Or ever will be.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In "Virginia Woolf," George and Martha are locked into a symbiotic, disturbingly needy relationship that absolutely feed off their acidic battles. But for Revolutionary Road's Frank and April Wheeler, you wonder: Why don't they just get a divorce?

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Handsomely done and beautifully acted, just slightly wanting in a screenplay that leaves questions unanswered about what’s behind these unhappy people. And it’s ultra-depressing...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A near-perfect case study of the ways in which film is incapable of capturing certain crucial literary qualities, in this case the very things that elevate the book from being a merely insightful study of a deteriorating marriage into a remarkable one.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The kind of great novel that Hollywood tends to botch, because much of it takes place inside the heads of its characters, and because the Wheelers aren't especially likeable and because pessimism without obvious redemption is a tough sell.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

DiCaprio is in peak form, bringing layers of buried emotion to a defeated man. And the glorious Winslet defines what makes an actress great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This film is so good it is devastating.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Winslet and DiCaprio return, proving they deserve to be remembered for more than Titanic.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

This is not a happy home and this is certainly not a happy movie – probably not the best choice for a first date... But for many it will resonate far beyond the cinema and you will not see better performances from these two lead actors.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Encouraged by Mendes' artful direction, his gift for eliciting naturalness, the core of this film finally cries out to us today, makes us see that the notion of characters struggling with life, with the despair of betraying their best selves because of what society will or won't allow, is as gripping and relevant now as it ever was. Or ever will be.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In "Virginia Woolf," George and Martha are locked into a symbiotic, disturbingly needy relationship that absolutely feed off their acidic battles. But for Revolutionary Road's Frank and April Wheeler, you wonder: Why don't they just get a divorce?

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Handsomely done and beautifully acted, just slightly wanting in a screenplay that leaves questions unanswered about what’s behind these unhappy people. And it’s ultra-depressing...

4.0
0

Pretentious

Pretentious acting, poor directing and dire screenplay. Two main characters were cold and unlovable. Direction was hurried and without any kind of focus. If the lovemaking scenes in this are Mendes idea of passion, I feel sorry for Winslet. Kate Winslet is an average actress who believes the hype that she is a great one. All involved need to get out more.

1.0
0

Meaty masterpiece

I love this kind of head-on assault with the human condition in all its ultra-depressing glory. Very contemporary although set in the 50's. Very "american beauty' but 10 years more maturity from Mendes. Leonardo and Kate show true artistry - intensely imploding and exploding. Lots of nervous laughter when the lights came on - definitely touching some...

5.0
0

Top notch drama

Really loved this film. Very nicely put together, with some terrific performances. Very powerful in parts. Good use of music, beautifully shot. Captivating. Can't say enough good things. Please see it.

5.0
0

Blew me away

I loved this film - while minor elements annoyed me, the whole had a powerful impact. Flicks review says there are issues left hanging, but this is what is so great about it... had it in my head for days.

5.0
0