Based on the bestseller by Richard Yates and directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, this mesmerising and moving story follows the lives of a passsionate young couple living in the suburbs of Connecticut who decide to risk everything to pursue their dreams. They are willing to break away from the ordinary - but can they do it without breaking apart?
- Revolutionary Road review by VH
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You rated this film: 4
I'm not overly convinced by Leornado di Caprio's talents as an actor so I thought I'd be disappointed; but no! Both actors are brilliant in this tense story.
The wife is so disappointed with her lack of personal achievement and hubby just doesn't appreciate just how hurt she is. The way he grins so sheepishly at breakfast when she calmly turns into the all-American housewife. This is a very fine film.
Not a Date Movie
- Revolutionary Road review by Jawbreaker
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You rated this film: 2
In time Revolutionary Road will be remembered for Kate Winslet’s performance and that alone. She plays a struggling wife, caught in a marriage that is in freefall. The backdrop is perfect Americana, think Mad Men with its clean-cut presentation and attention to detail. Events unfold, soon transpiring into a series of arguments and mistakes from both husband and wife, as the rot sets in. Sam Mendes has delivered a serious drama, perhaps too bland and frankly boring for many viewers. He may have given Kate a perfect role to show off her talents, but the rest of the film requires dedication to see through till the end.
Well, that was depressing.
- Revolutionary Road review by rant-monster
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I can sum this film up in a sentence: Like the break up, but seriously un-funny.
I thought this was supposed to be a big thing? Winslet and DiCaprio reunited after Titanic, will true love prevail? And after watching this film I can honestly say I felt truely miserable. I think it was supposed to call out to me, as the focus is mainly on Winslet. I thought I was supposed to feel moved or touched or think 'wow what a film'.
I did not. I also didn't feel that they were a 'passionate couple' I felt no connection between them as husband and wife which made the events less shocking and more like watching Jeremy Kyle.This film needs to come with some heath warnings prior to viewing:
Don't watch with your parter, or you will argue. Don't watch if you are feeling a bit depressed. Don't chose to watch this over watching Jeremy Kyle.Don't watch this film.
PAINTING BY NUMBERS
- Revolutionary Road review by TT
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You rated this film: 2
Watching this film I felt there was perhaps,something I had missed earlier. I kept waiting for it to fall into place. It didnt. My conclusion was this is a series of average cameo performances only loosely connected. Maybe some parts were cut and this has affected the continuity for me. Insufficient weight was given to some pivotal/symptomatic points that could/would have qualified subsequent events.