Revolutionary Road

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Revolutionary Road
Frank and April Wheeler live a life that appears to be perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job that he hates and has yet to figure out what his passion in life is. April is a housewife who forgoes her dream of being an actress. They are not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence.


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Dec 31, 2014

Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes, shows us a more unpleasant side of marriage. Set in 1955 we meet April and Frank Wheeler, played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio, a seemingly perfect young couple filled with all the hopes and dreams that start out, but then quietly and silently vanish. Based on the novel by Richard Yates we see both characters give in and give up in order to live in their suburban confines, while having little satisfaction at home and work. When April suggests moving to Paris it reignites their hopes, but with skepticism silently stewing in Frank April attempts to make sure their dream comes true no matter how high the cost.

Dec 16, 2014
  • joy2youandme rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The professional film critics got it right in my opinion. Kate Winslett deservedly won the Golden Globe award for best actress for her role in this film. By the way, Leonardo DiCaprio was a nominee and he was very good in this film. These two make a good couple. The film was directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.

The story is moving and mesmerizing unless this kind of movie isn't the genre you like. If you never get excited about movies unless they are action & adventure, then this is the wrong genre for you. And furthermore, people who don't appreciate a drama about a couple should not be on this site giving us your opinion because we don't want the commments to be tainted by an opinion that is prejudiced.

Dec 09, 2014
  • strider643 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

One of the most boring and tedious movies I've ever seen. Not recommended.

Dec 05, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie all around. Fantastic acting.

Nov 02, 2014

I thought the movie was long and boring. I didn't know if April was bipolar, obsessive, a slut or all three. Frank wanted out then he wanted in then he wanted out. He had a pretty wife and was messing around with that woman from work who was plain ugly.
The woman that sold them the house had a thing with that house. Why didn't she buy it for herself? And if you're ambitious and have dreams of being an actress you don't want to live in a Suburb. That's plain stupid.

Jan 29, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

First off, if you think this is going to be Titanic 2, think again. Second, if you are looking for a wholesome family movie that will melt your heart, this isn't it. However, if you are willing to deal with a bit of stark reality - this is the movie for you. Great acting by both Kate and Leo and overall an excellent movie.

May 09, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

American life story. Remind me of "Who is affraid of Virginia woolf " movie. Kinda similar atmosphere.

Apr 10, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

not good

Oct 01, 2012
  • theresaannalee rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

There was nothing wrong with the acting, but the movie itself was one of the most depression movies I have ever seen. It wasn't even particularly unique. Kind of boring, actually. I went into this with high expectations and ended up very disappointed.

May 28, 2012
  • faerina rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

the intense acting truly conveys the brutality for their situation, and the ending left me shocked and frozen, and elevated the movie somewhat that it did not end with the typical hollywood happily ever after.

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Feb 26, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some scenes of domestic violence and physical injuries.

Feb 26, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Feb 26, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Partial nudity and sexually explicit scenes.


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Oct 01, 2012
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Feb 26, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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