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Revolutionary Road

371 Ratings: 1.8
A 2008 British-American drama film starring Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Sam Mendes

InRevolutionary Road, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for the first time since their careers exploded with Titanic--and it's almost as if they're playing the same characters, only married and faced with the hollowness of a 1950s suburban … see full wiki

Director: Sam Mendes
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 23, 2009
MPAA Rating: R
18 reviews about Revolutionary Road
review by . January 14, 2011
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Titanic Reincarnated
Well, to catch them as a married couple is what this film is about. The "sequel" to Titanic, the ending, as disastrous!      A love story on board the Titanic had been romanticized while death separated them so that the reality of life never quite comes into picture. On the other hand, when the two very same stars got married in Revolutionary Road, other problems and realities of life crop up. Jobs, finances, extramarital affairs... they become part and parcel of this …
review by . January 24, 2010
   Dark period piece about a 1950's couple (Winsett and DeCaprio) who meet at a party in Manhattan.  She is an aspiring actress and he is a fun guy with very few aspirations other than being something like a delivery guy.        The scene shifts forward a few years and Kate is in a play that is apparently a dud.  Leo, now her husband, tries to comfort her saying that at least she was the best thing about the dismal play.  This does nothing to quell …
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
Disappointing, it didn't match the expectations raised in the beginning.
review by . April 16, 2009
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited for this film about U.S. suburban life in the mid-1950s. The chemistry between these two is as strong as ever but in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD they are steeped in misery. April Wheeler (Winslet) has aspirations--to be an actress, to be special somehow, to rise above the cookie-cutter suburban life. Frank Wheeler (DiCaprio) is a cog in the machinery at a New York business and dealing with his 30th birthday by having an affair. They are anchored (and not in a good …
review by . June 08, 2009
This movie touched me deeply. As it will all young men and women who were raised by parents that came into their own during this generation.   We are all the products of our pasts and these characters were our parents,  who in essence made us what we are today in the 40- something generation. We still feel the edges of their desperation like the frayed ends of fine carpets that have been walked upon one too many times.     Kate's character …
Quick Tip by . August 28, 2009
Very thought provoking, but equally depressing. Kinda makes me lose faith in love, marriage and the suburban life... :/
review by . June 11, 2009
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Kate Winselt and Leondaro DiCaprio, that same duo that brought you Titanic, now star in Revolutionary Road [Blu-ray], a very different film. This movie isn't really a lighthearted love story, which is what I expected based upon Titanic. Rather, Revolutionary Road attempts to show the struggles of a young couple seeking to break out of the traditional mold of 1950s suburbia. The premise of the movie was interesting, but it's a very dark movie and not a great date movie (my date fell asleep). Furthermore, …
review by . December 22, 2008
It begins so innocently: A young man and a young woman glace at each other and immediately want to close the distance between them and get better acquainted. Such a moment can be found in James Cameron's "Titanic" early in the film, when the characters played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet first notice each other despite being separated by deck levels and social status. A very similar moment can be found at the beginning of Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road," and interestingly, it features …
review by . June 05, 2009
In this film version of the Richard Yates novel "Revolutionary Road," we visit mid-twentieth century suburbia, and follow the lives of a young couple, portrayed by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. An excellent supporting cast includes Kathy Bates as a somewhat annoying realtor. Having read the book, I found the film slightly disappointing, in that it didn't seem to delve as deeply into the issues. However, I am always a fan of Kate Winslet (and Kathy Bates), so for those reasons, I do applaud …
review by . April 12, 2009
It is a period in the middle of the twentieth century - the hopeful 1950s - and a young couple, Frank and April Wheeler, begin their marriage in New York. Soon after, they are suburbanites, living in a development in Connecticut, on Revolutionary Road.     Their marriage had begun after an unexpected pregnancy. After the birth of the first child, a second followed. They seemed to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented...Maybe Frank's job is dull and perhaps April never …
review by . June 07, 2009
A half a century ago migration from the noisy high-powered success of the city to the serenity of the suburbs found the path of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD a common one. Richard Yates' novel about the fragility of married commitment in 1955 has been very successfully transformed to the screen by writer Justin Haythe, director Sam Mendes and a perfect cast of actors. All of the soured expectations of that period gel in this superb film - a movie that is difficult to watch at times, mostly because it rings …
review by . June 06, 2009
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There are two reasons to watch this film, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their performances are just short of stellar. Although this is their first film together since Titanic, this film is nothing at all like Tiatnic. They alone save this absolutely pitifully directed and edited film. It's very easy to overlook the mess this director made of this film because these two actors are genius.    Revolutionary Road is set in the 1950's, a post war era where men were hunter gathers, …
review by . June 06, 2009
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It's 1955, and Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo diCaprio and Kate Winslet) are a successful, young suburban couple. They also both feel doomed in their lives; he hates his job and she always wanted to be an actress but ended up an ordinary housewife. Excitement does come back into their lives, however, when they decide to move to Paris and do all the things they once wanted to do, but life has a way of spoiling even the best of plans.     Based on Richard Yate's seminal novel …
review by . April 14, 2009
Though people are very unique specimen who require special needs and lifestyles, if you grew up in the sixties chances are you aimed for one final goal: To settle down with a family and great job. This is the situation the Wheelers have found themselves in. Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) once was a man who took chances. He went to Paris once which is the only place he ever truly felt alive. April (Kate Winslet) is a woman, therefore she didn't have too many life experiences before she met Frank, and …
review by . April 03, 2009
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited for this film about U.S. suburban life in the mid-1950s. The chemistry between these two is as strong as ever but in Revolutionary Road they are steeped in misery. April Wheeler (Winslet) has aspirations--to be an actress, to be special somehow, to rise above the cookie-cutter suburban life. Frank Wheeler (DiCaprio) is a cog in the machinery at a New York business and dealing with his 30th birthday by having an affair. They are anchored (and not in a good …
review by . January 28, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. April (Kate Winslet) marries Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio), has two kids and lives on Revolutionary Road   2. April's unhappy   3. Frank's unhappy   4. April and Frank make me unhappy   5. They dream of Paris in the springtime which is supposed to be the winter of their discontent   6. Summer lovin' changes lots of things   7. It takes a patient of a mental institution to wake …
review by . February 10, 2009
Hollywood seems to like to explore the idea that American suburbia is a cultural, spiritual, moral and BORING wasteland. How many times have we seen this shot: A camera on a crane is overlooking a typical street in a typical, cookie-cutter subdivision...when all the cars full of all the people leaving for work back out of all the garages at the same moment...and they're all the same make & color of car? Ha ha! That was funny the first dozen times I saw it. It's even a big part of the opening credits …
review by . January 13, 2009
"Revolutionary Road" is a poignant and thought provoking film about a young married couple living the so-called American Dream. Frank has a job as a salesman in New York City, April is a housewife and mother with unrealized dreams of being an actress. Moving to Paris seems to be the solution to their stagnant lives. But, comfort, fear and the inability to blindly leap proves to be the catalyst that makes them reach their boiling point.     Frank and April always thought they …
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