Jan 23, 2009 · Directed by Sam Mendes. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie. A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
- Sam Mendes
- 2 min
Revolutionary Road was released in the United States on December 15, 2008, followed by a wider international release in January 2009, and grossed $76 million at the worldwide box office. The film opened to positive reviews, with praise for DiCaprio's and Winslet's performances, and for its faithfulness to the novel.
Revolutionary Road has a good premise and strong actors that perform well enough. What is missing? It feels like it ought to be a better movie but somehow does not come together.
Revolutionary Road is an interesting drama and Sam Mendes directs it excellently. Kate Winslet is superb as as the unfulfilled housewife and Di Caprio is unnervingly bland as the well intentioned but unexciting husband.
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Revolutionary Road is a masterpiece of realistic fiction and one of the most biting, scathing critiques I've ever read of 50s era American optimism and conformity. Bored with their dull, safe, suburban existence, Frank and April Wheeler – who've always felt they were destined for something great – attempt to carpe their diem , and make ...
- Richard Yates
Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road is not an easy novel, but it is an important one, and it will give readers a great deal to ponder. Yates offers no simple answers, refuses to preach, and compels readers to think past slogans, cliches, and simplistic moral answers to complicated problems that are peculiarly American.
- Richard Yates
Dec 30, 2008 · "Revolutionary Road" shows the American Dream awakened by a nightmare. It takes place in the 1950s, the decade not only of Elvis but of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. It shows a young couple who meet at a party, get married and create a suburban life with a nice house, a manicured lawn, "modern" furniture, two kids, a job in the city for him ...
Now the title Revolutionary Road comes to screen. We see Frank getting ready to go to work. Dressed in a grey suit and a hat, he drives to the station and takes the train into the city. The setting is suburban Connecticut in the 1950s. We now see April stopping to stare at the neighborhood as she is taking out the trash.
The novel begins in western Connectictut, with an unsuccessful first performance by an amateur theater company, The Laurel Players. The lead actress, April Wheeler, begins with a strong performance but eventually becomes embarrassed and stilted once it’s clear that the show is a flop.