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Revolutionary Road [DVD] [2008]

Leonardo DiCaprio , Kate Winslet , Sam Mendes    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Lorian Gish, Timothy McCartney
  • Directors: Sam Mendes
  • Producers: Sam Mendes, Bobby Cohen, John Hart, Scott Rudin
  • Format: PAL
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001SAO32C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,141 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while tryi ng to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates

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In Revolutionary Road, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for the first time since their careers exploded with Titanic--and it's almost as if they're playing the same characters, only married and faced with the hollowness of a 1950s suburban existence. Frank and April Wheeler (DiCaprio and Winslet) always thought of themselves as special, but they settled in a conventional Connecticut suburb when they had children. Hungry for a less constricted life, April persuades Frank to move to Paris--but slowly their plans unravel and their marriage unravels along with it. While Revolutionary Road may be a bit too glib about suburban emptiness--the lives Frank and April lead don't seem so stifled--the portrait of a mismatched marriage is vivid and devastating. The ways that Frank and April misinterpret each other, and the subtle yet unbearable dissatisfaction they feel, is rendered with remarkable and unsettling acuteness. Winslet and DiCaprio's natural chemistry tells us what drew these two together, making the way they tear each other apart all the more shocking. The excellent supporting cast includes Kathy Bates (Misery), Dylan Baker (Happiness), and especially Michael Shannon (Bug) as a mentally troubled mathematician who cuts to the quick of the Wheelers' troubles. Mention must be made of the beautiful production design; the costumes and sets are simply gorgeous. --Bret Fetzer

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting suburban portrait 2 Sep 2009
Format:DVD
A fantastic film looking at suburban life and the basic desires that drive people. Kate Winslet stands head and shoulders above most other actresses with an amazing performance, managing to instill a believable humanity in what could have been a very unsympathetic character. If you're feeling frustrated with your life then this film really strikes a cord.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Mar 2011
By Rose
Format:DVD
While the film starts slowly there's a dramatic build-up that's worth the wait. The film is full of depth and both the lead and main supporting actors are excellent. Not for the faint-hearted though! I have just watched it and already want to see it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars flawed genius 31 Mar 2014
By molly
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
oh my god i love these two. this is not an easy film to watch but my goodness it is worth it. the leads are perfect together and have such a connection in real life that it translates on to the screen. you watch this film like a guilty outsider as they tear each other and their relationship apart. it is genius, sad and a whole other mix of feelings and emotions. you so want it to work for them that you cant look away - brilliant support by Michael Shannon. why hasn't Leonardo Dicaprio won an Oscar?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Depressing. Brilliant. Horrible. Superb. 26 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Revolutionary Road is an interesting drama and Sam Mendes directs it excellently. Kate Winslet is superb as as the unfulfilled housewife and Di Caprio is unnervingly bland as the well intentioned but unexciting husband.

This film should be quite dull and boring (it is largely a film about dullness and boredom), yet by the end of it the performances are truly mesmerising. Not a pleasant film, but a film to treasure nonetheless.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
You don't get many laughs here and unlike Sam Mendes' superb "American Beauty" there aren't any layers or clever twists to keep your attention... just a depressingly bleak story about a couple watching their hopes & dreams disintegrate as the reality of the suburban life they're locked into hits home.

So worth the effort? Absolutely, for two reasons. Firstly, the acting is brilliant - Kate Winslet, quite rightly, wins huge praise for her portrayal of the frustrated and tormented wife but in many ways it's Leonardo DiCaprio who has the more difficult role as the confused husband and, despite unfair criticisms about his "boyish looks", he carries it off convincingly and equally superbly. Together, they're incredible - so good that they become wholly believable people trapped in a wholly believable marriage.

And, secondly, despite the one-dimensional story and the effort of watching it slowly unfold to a fairly predictable conclusion, this is powerful stuff: couples argue like this, lovers hurt each other like this, people destroy each other's dreams like this, and real life is like this... so much so that it's at times deeply uncomfortable viewing. Not much fun then but after getting through it all you won't forget it in a hurry and, on the way, you'll witness some of the best acting you've ever seen.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By m VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Missing this at the cinema I was very ready to see it on DVD. The disappointment comes from the old adage: if it 'aint on the page, it 'aint on the stage.

The film looked great, I couldn't fault the acting by all players(particularly DiCaprio.) Where we ran aground was story. Winslet apparently wanted to play the part badly, and it is a full-tilt performance from her; the downfall comes in that there's nothing to peg it to. More time was spent on DiCaprio's character, and we ended up knowing far more about him than Winslet playing his wife. Given the twist of things at the end, I found this very confusing as a viewer.
It was as though they were all so in awe of the subject matter that no-one stopped to ask if it all tied together. Who actually was April, as a person? It's not made clear - was that intended? I found it funny that DiCaprio's character got all the extra fleshing-out story, but Winslet's didn't. With the path the story takes, it only leaves us with sympathy rather than what we should have had: empathy.

Was April a woman only defined by her husband and his place in the world? Maybe that was the idea, but presented as it is in the film, the distance from her character makes it hard, very hard, to relate.

I haven't read Richard Yates' original book, and perhaps this is a spot-on adaptation, but if so, I wonder why they wanted to make it in the first place? It's not as though the themes here are unique - it has been done before - and much better - in films like Ordinary People or The Big Chill.

Digressing finally: I thought the soundtrack was very weak. Newman (the composer) did the beautiful music for Mendes' Road to Perdition, and here he seems to be just lazily riffing on that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary Road 24 Oct 2009
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
`Revolutionary Road' is one of those films that although not especially `positive' or `happy' is very well written and acted and draws you in from the start. Following a successful couple who seem to have it all, good job, nice house, two children and a happy marriage, this film explores how all is not quite what it seems and the tensions and frustrations that simmer away beneath any marriage. The acting from both Di Caprio and Winslet is fantastic and the natural chemistry between them makes the love and fight scenes all the more potent. This film is infused with a sense of sadness throughout as you see the couple go from carefree, idealistic young adults to a confused, frustrated and angry set in their ways couple. This film also looks at how the good and bad things in life can trap you into set patterns that don't fulfil you, things like a pay rise or promotion or a pregnancy that alter your plans for the future. The fifties set pieces and costumes are great, as is the directing from Mendes and this film is a very polished affair. You won't walk away with a spring in your step, but that isn't necessary every time you watch a film, and the overall effect at the end is so powerful that this is well worth a watch. This may be deemed by some as bleak, but life isn't always a bunch of roses and it's good to see Hollywood acknowledge that for a change.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good dvd
Published 18 days ago by M J Holt
1.0 out of 5 stars Something for the ladies?
I don't normally write film reviews but this film was so awful I had to do something!

Completely misleading film name, Deadly Dull Domestic Drama would have been better. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Grover Lemburg
1.0 out of 5 stars Film kept stopping so so many times after half an ...
Film kept stopping so so many times after half an hour had to turn it off as it was so frustrating so dident finish film
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great thought provoking movie
Great thought provoking movie. I think we can all relate to parts of this film. Such a sad story.
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entertaning.
Published 2 months ago by tafillery
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Leo
Leo hasn't made a bad film yet.IMO..very good
Published 2 months ago by Paul G. Fuller
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Only need to watch it once.
Published 3 months ago by LuckyMe!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved this movie. a big Leonardo fan and this film is another great work of his to watch!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Film
Very much worth a watch, it is both engaging and enlightening. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in a woman's role in society, American society and conflicted... Read more
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