Revolutionary Road (2008)


revolutionary road“Hopeless emptiness. Now you’ve said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.” – John Givings

Number of Times Seen – 2 (25 Dec 2008 and 5 May 2015)

Brief Synopsis – The ups and downs of a seemingly perfect marriage in the 1950’s is explored when they try to find solutions to their problems.

My Take on it – This is not an easy movie for me to review because having personally gone through some of the events of this movie, it just felt as if it hit too close to home.

They definitely give us a very depressing look and feel in order to show us that eventhough things make look good on the outside, sometimes people are burning to escape life’s difficulties.

I really enjoyed the love relationship between Leo and Kate in Titanic (1997), but here it just fizzles out within a second of it hitting the screen and it has trouble keeping us invested in their relationship.

I thought is was quite clever to only haven’t one character notice the changes and when he points them out, he is labeled a troublemaker and scolded for speaking his mind.  This was not the kind of appropriate conversation back in those days, but helps the movie with its inertia.

Bottom Line – Depressing but interesting character study that doesn’t work as well as I had hoped. Unlike in Titanic (1997), I had a lot of trouble believing the relationship between Leo and Kate in this film. Liked how the only person who can see the truth is labeled a troublemaker because there were things people didn’t do or say back then.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first time Kate Winslet plays a character named April, the second time Leonardo DiCaprio plays a character named Frank, and the third time Kathy Bates plays a character named Helen. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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