Revolutionary Road

Name: Revolutionary Road
Year: 2008
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 119
Description: It’s 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they’re not happy. April has forgone her dream of becoming an actress, and Frank hates his job – one where he places little effort – although he has never figured out what his passion in life is. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris – a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been – as a means to rejuvenate their life. April’s plan: she would be the breadwinner, getting a lucrative secretarial job for one of the major international organizations, while Frank would have free time to find himself and whatever his passion. Initially skeptical…
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Christopher Fitzgerald
Genres: Drama, Romance

Oky, that was just weird. I certainly liked the premise, but then it started going downhill. It’d have been so much better if the’d actually GONE to Paris. This was the first DiCaprio movie I watched that I really didn’t like that much. I found seeing him reunited with Kate Winslet rather amusing because of Titanic, though. Kathy Bates was terrible and Michael Shannon was good. But the marital troubles and strife bored me so much after a while. Yes, the ending is tragic, but by that time I was so disinterested that I could only listen with mild interest. The score is simplistic, but perfectly appropriate. The music is stupid.

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