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In Review: Revolutionary Road

Review: Revolutionary Road starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio

This movie is...a lot of things. First, I should mention it won Kate W. a Golden Globe for Best Actress and was nominated for G.G. Best Director and Best Picture. Not to mention 5 nominations for Academy Awards--an impressive list to say the least.

This movie was absolutely stunning. Aesthetically, it had everything. Great costume, wonderful cinematography, and a very interesting story. It had a beautiful dialogue, which, while not PG rated at times (most), I don't find a lot of movies I want to 'listen to' nowadays. There was poetry in what these characters had to say, and I loved listening to these two people talk, even if they were fighting a lot. Not to mention, an excellent cast, Kathy Bates played a minor role, and to me Leonardo DiCaprio just gets better, along with one of my favorite actresses, Kate Winslet.

This movie, however, will make you squirm. It is a story set in the 1950's where no one talks about problems, you mind your own business, and you do as you're told, sweeping things under the rug.
This movie is about the human condition of depravity, what it means to be honest in a relationship, and to truly live as a man (or woman) in a way that is glorifying. People, I gleaned so much from this movie, hubs and I were talking about it for days! There are several hard issues in the movie, adultery, lunacy, abortion to name a few, but this is a good investment of two hours.
I didn't even read the back of this movie when I picked it up from the library, I just noticed two great actors and added it to my pile, and I'm so glad I did. At a solid 5 out of 5 stars, I will be owning this movie. Go see it already!
Update: A friend of mine wrote a review of this movie that I think is really well done. It differs from my opinion, but he has great reviews! Read it HERE.
Stay tuned for my next movie review, Doubt, which was also nominated for 5 Academy Awards.


StephG said…
Love love love Kate Winslett. I've heard this movie was hard to watch-haven't seen it yet.
Potato. said…
This was the only positive review I've read of this film. I wanted this movie to be good but it ot horrible reviews. I still haven't seen it.

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