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Movie Review: Revolutionary Road (2008)

Director: Sam Mendes Screenplay: Justin Haythe Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, tooth Kate Winslet, find Michael Shannon, herbal Kathy Bates *Based on the original novel by Richard Yates Let me preface that I am quite biased when it comes to Kate Winslet, so I must first apologize if I sound overly enthusiastic regarding her acting. ‘Revolutionary Road’ is not a film to watch if you’re looking to walk out feeling good. This is anything but. This film is a stark look at a married couple (Frank and April Wheeler played by DiCaprio and Winslet respectively) in the 1950’s who are completely stuck in their own personal lives and in their relationship. It examines the harsh realities of this couple without sugar coating it in the slightest, evoking an uncomfortable and painful reaction while watching this film. The movie begins by the viewers being introduced to April and Frank Wheeler, both in a disappointing time in their life. We are shown that they did love each other very much when they first met, but their relationship has since deterioated to the current state where April, having given up her dream of becoming an actress, becomes acutely aware of the suburbian life she is […]