Revolutionary Road review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/12/12
Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets April (Kate Winslet) at a party. April and Frank move to a suburban area after marriage. They become friends with Helen Givings (Kathy Bates) and her husband Howard, and neighbor Milly Campbell (Kathryn Hahn) and her husband Shep (David Harbour). April discusses with Frank about living and Paris. Frank agrees but ironically he is being promoted in his work at Knox. He and April have arguments about each other, plans and marriage.
Themes of matrimonial complexities, relationships, honesty and conformity were depicted well. False expectations were likewise represented on the beautiful picture. Its special features show how the authenticity was brought to life and how well planned the crew was. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were astounding, radiant onscreen presence. The score was apt, screenplay terrific and direction fabulous. Only qualm this critic has is the pace in between the film and the character of John whose sickness seems to bring out the factual events of the couple. Revolutionary Road was humanistic drama with Winslet extraordinary in her role.