Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Flicks: Revolutionary Road

The one word that describes this movie is INTENSE. You won't walk away from this movie and be the same person.

Story: Set in the 1950s, a young couple (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) get fed up with societal expectations (home in the suburbs, kids, gender roles), so they decide to leave it all and go to Europe to live a Bohemian life. But when the husband gets a promotion at work and changes his mind, his wife see that all her hopes and dreams are shattered. The result is tragic.

In my opinion this was Leonardo DiCaprio's best performance.


Craig Edwards said...

Wow - haven't seen this one - but best Leo performance! Any modifiers? Best adult performance, anything like that? Because I might still have to give it to What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Leo was beyond incredible in that movie. But this movie sounds interesting - might be checking it out!

Luana Krause said...

Craig: Gilbert Grape was amazing. Yes, I would qualify Revolutionary Road as best Leonardo "adult" performance. Totally!

Zelda said...

I saw this and you're right. It was very intense. The Kate Winslet character was so tragic. I was reminded of the book The Feminie Mystique about women's roles in the 50s and 60s. The author compared housewives of the era to concentration camp inmates. Talk about controversial.

Luana said...

Zelda: I read that book in the late 70s when I was in my early 20s. It turned me into a radical. I've calmed down quite a bit since then.