Revolutionary Road (2008) Movie Review


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Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: Justin Haythe (Screenplay)

Writer: Richard Yates (Novel)


Plot: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Runtime: 1 Hour 59 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Revolutionary Road starts as we meet a young couple April (Winslet) and Frank (DiCaprio). They started their own family and set up the perfect 1950s life in Connecticut. The couple agrees to pack up and move to Paris to start a fresh life until Frank gets a new offer to stay.

When the plan hits an obstacle, their marriage is put to the test and the pair show their true feelings about it. This shows how difficult married life has become for the two.

Verdict on Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road is a drama that explores suburban life in 1950s Connecticut. It follows a couple that sees their lives getting more complicated as their marriage is tested through a big change in the future.

This is a drama that is hard-hitting and wonderfully acted. It holds back any major moments in life, showing the everyday routine and how it makes people become strained with life. This might not be for everyone, but it should get a lot of praise for the acting alone.

Final ThoughtsRevolutionary Road is a hard-hitting reflection to life in America.

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