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Revolutionary Road [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2009)
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It is about the angst of relationships, centering on the wobbly marriage of a couple who bought the "everything will be perfect, if we just find our picture-perfect house" etc... Well, years and two children later, boy and girl, things just don't appear to be settling into the halcyon days promised. By every 50's standard, they had it all.
What Revolutionary Road poses is basically who are the "they" who write these rules in life, who promise paradise and deliver reality? When, where and what date did people let the "norm" become the only reality acceptable? When did he and she lose track of the ideas, dreams, hopes that get us through each redundant, mind-numbing day? Is the pioneer/adventurous spirit totally annihilated in this day and age? Have we,ourselves, been packaged, advertised and sold as a product that just fills in the spaces for society?
This is an adult movie by fact that the issues it deals with are grownup problems. Having grown up in the fifties, I remember when if you knew someone who was divorced, well there just had to be adultery there (heard of 2 divorces in my entire childhood!). Why? .....people stayed together, regardless! That is just the way it was. Many of us have lived through a lot of what this couple faces...the fights, the frustrations on both sides, having the 'perfect house" and still leaving one day when we could no longer say "I love you" and mean it!
Leo and Kate give superb performances as the troubled couple. They play the pathos with honesty and care. She is crying while doing the dishes.Read more ›
Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, American Beauty) beautifully directs this movie, which initially seems trapped in the inertia of its all too idealized depiction of 1950's America, but then Mendes takes us down this disturbing path where everything that is too perfect, sterile and bland is revealed as a kind of prison for this couple, and this facilitates in highlighting the underlining tension between Frank and April. This is a monumental movie that takes its time in order to weave it web.
One thing for sure is that the leads deliver fantastic performances in this film. The concept of feeling bored with your life is something many can relate to and might strike a chord with many viewers. Be warned: This movie is very depressing, downbeat and even creepy at times. But still worth a watch and proves to be a satisfying viewing experience.
The photography is also well worth watching. It also takes care to anchor the setting in time and place, leaving it as an exercise to the audience to see the 21st Century version in themselves. The lingering character shots give lots of space for the actors to shine.
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my dad was thrilled with the movie----(I never saw it) ---says it is a 5 star! good service from "sureal"Published 7 months ago by frosty
The movie based on the classic novel stays close to its literary roots which is a source of criticism from many critical vantage points. The leads are excellent. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
Amazing movie it's just the DVD I received doesn't do anything except play the movie! I can't view the deleted scenes or commentary. It won't work. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kel
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It's 1955, and Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) are a successful, young suburban couple. Read morePublished on June 5 2009 by Kona