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Revolutionary Road

Unread postby swerb » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:27 pm

After realizing True Blood was a repeat tonight, went to a flick Mitch recommended on the phone earlier this week, Revolutionary Road. As usual, Mitch came through.

Unhappy married couple in suburbia Connecticut, played by DiCaprio and Winslet. Winslet is a stay at home mother and wife, who seems to want more than that. She had dreams of becoming an actress but it never seemed to work out. She's angry, depressed and really cold at times. DiCaprio works in the city, is unhappy with his job and bored with his life. The relationship devolves, and they begin to teeter on the brink of marital and emotional collapse.

Powerhouse performances by DiCaprio and Winslet, maybe the best two actors on the planet right now. Gritty, gripping drama. Nothing happy and fuzzy about this one.

Really amazing acting in this one. No better actor out there than DiCaprio right now, this is exhibit A. Winslet was great as well. Also Kathy Bates ... and the dude that played her crazy son, very very good.

Directed by Winslet's husband, Sam Mendes, who also directed American Beauty. Some of that in this one.
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby mattvan1 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:11 am

Swerb wrote:After realizing True Blood was a repeat tonight, went to a flick Mitch recommended on the phone earlier this week, Revolutionary Road. As usual, Mitch came through.

Unhappy married couple in suburbia Connecticut, played by DiCaprio and Winslet. Winslet is a stay at home mother and wife, who seems to want more than that. She had dreams of becoming an actress but it never seemed to work out. She's angry, depressed and really cold at times. DiCaprio works in the city, is unhappy with his job and bored with his life. The relationship devolves, and they begin to teeter on the brink of marital and emotional collapse.

Powerhouse performances by DiCaprio and Winslet, maybe the best two actors on the planet right now. Gritty, gripping drama. Nothing happy and fuzzy about this one.

Really amazing acting in this one. No better actor out there than DiCaprio right now, this is exhibit A. Winslet was great as well. Also Kathy Bates ... and the dude that played her crazy son, very very good.

Directed by Winslet's husband, Sam Mendes, who also directed American Beauty. Some of that in this one.


Saw it a couple of weeks ago. Searched this board for a thread, a mention, anything. Really curious as to why this has not gotten way more play - absolutely fantastic. A must see.

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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby docstank » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:07 am

Pretty good flick, how about Winslet's character? WOW. I didn't know if I should feel sorry for her or punch her in the face;) J/K of course. It was American beauty from a different decade IMO, which worked for me.
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby Guest » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:23 am

docstank wrote:Pretty good flick, how about Winslet's character? WOW. I didn't know if I should feel sorry for her or punch her in the face;) J/K of course. It was American beauty from a different decade IMO, which worked for me.


It didn't have the humor of "American Beauty", but there is nothing wrong with that.

AFAIC, if you like "Mad Men", you'll really like Revolutionary Road. This was the era when my parents were young adults, and it's fascinating as hell to look back at a time so many people describe as "perfect" and see that things were really pretty screwed up back then as well.
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby CarolinaTribe » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:36 pm

The score was awesome as well(Thomas Newman.)
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby jb » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:33 pm

Swerb : Kate Winslet : : FUDU : Diane Lane
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:20 am

JB wrote:Swerb : Kate Winslet : : FUDU : Diane Lane

Why does Rich have Kate's pic on his Capitol One card?
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Re: Revolutionary Road

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:53 pm

Watched this flick tonight and was not overly impressed. Its possible I expected too much from a film directed by Mendes and starring Winslet & DiCaprio. It was like watching a long, slow train wreck that no one could stop. I understand this is the point of the film but I didnt connect enough with the characters to truly have an vested interest. Perhaps if more of the courtship of this couple was shown it might have resonated more with me.

Overall, not a terrible flick but a film I would suggest borrowing from a friend or watching on the movie channels instead of paying to see.
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