Excerpt: Based on the bestseller by Richard Yates, this mesmerizing and moving story follows the lives of a passionate young couple living in suburban Connecticut who decide to risk everything to pursue their dreams. They're willing to break away from the ordinary - but can they do it without breaking apart?
Conclusion: A sobering look at marriage and the suburban lifestyle, 'Revolutionary Road' packs a wallop, but its thought-provoking story, lyrical presentation, and marvelous performances make it one of 2008's finest films.
Excerpt: John Givings is home from the mental hospital. He is living with his elder parents, still recovering. It is never clear what he has, but in the midst of the seemingly perfect 1950s community on Revolutionary Road, he is the only one who makes sense.
Conclusion: Revolutionary Road is a sobering reminder of how fleeting love can be when faced with the monotony of everyday life and the allure of forbidden fruit. It's a disquieting performance piece to be sure, but its real power lies in its unflinching script, its unsettling confrontations, and Mendes'...
Excerpt: In American Beauty Sam Mendes looked behind the neat fa�ade of US suburban utopia to explore the murky areas of family dysfunctionality and the consequences of unfulfilled dreams and yearnings.
Excerpt: We tend to forget this about them, given the stellar careers they've built for themselves as adults, but most of us first met Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio aboard the most popular doomed ship of all time, Titanic .
Excerpt: Revolutionary Road , Sam Mendes’ adaptation of Richard Yates’ novel, opens with the cruelest of cuts. We see protagonists Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (Kate Winslet) as they meet each other.