Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

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.
2008Rating: R16, contains violence, offensive language & sex scenes120 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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Revolutionary Road / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Having relationship issues? Well, be warned that Revolutionary Road tackles the politics of ‘settling down’ head-on, without flinching. It’s classy, it’s pretty, sometimes it’s even very, very funny, but not once does it release its grip on the theme.

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Variety

Variety

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

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

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

This film is so good it is devastating.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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...

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