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[ no cover image available ] Revolutionary Road (2008)
2008

Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio
Kathy Bates
Michael Shannon
Kathryn Hahn
David Harbour

Running Time: 118m.

Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have. (allmovie.com)

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DVD Special Features:

! Commentary with director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe

! Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe

! Lives of Quiet Desperation: The Making of Revolutionary Road

Drama, period piece, psychological, culture

USA

STATUS: IN (1 / 1)