“Revolutionary Road” premieres on DVD and Blu-ray June 2nd. This film has been named one of the top ten movies of the year by many critics. It is a drama that pulls you into the story and doesn’t let you go for awhile.
Stars of the film Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who haven’t teamed up since the “Titanic”, gave some of the best performances of their careers. I was blown away by the intensity of their characters and how well they portrayed them. The emotions they gave on the screen were raw and real.
This has become one of my favorite films of the year. If you decide to watch this movie, be ready to be moved and possibly shed a tear or two.
It’s 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they’re not happy. April has forgone her dream of becoming an actress, and Frank hates his job – one where he places little effort – although he has never figured out what his passion in life is. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris – a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been – as a means to rejuvenate their life. April’s plan: she would be the breadwinner, getting a lucrative secretarial job for one of the major international organizations, while Frank would have free time to find himself and whatever his passion. 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.
I watched all of the bonus features and thought “The Making of Revolutionary Road” was fantastic. I loved hearing Kate and Leo talk about the film and how Kate had to gently suggest the idea to Leo for a very long time.
DVD & Blu-ray Bonus Features:
• Commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe
• Lives of Quite Desperation: The Making of Revolutionary Road (HD)
• Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe (HD)
• Richard Yates: The Wages of Truth (HD)—Blu-ray only
“Revolutionary Road” was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
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