Film review: Revolutionary Road

16, 119 mins, Drama / Romance
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon

Based in the 1950s on the novel by Richard Yates, Jack (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) move to suburbia onto Revolutionary Road with ideals of the perfect life and living the American Dream, as only the 1950s could offer. They soon begin to get bored with their perfect life, and realise they don’t belong in the white-picket-fence world. April decides they should move to Paris and with the decision comes the return of passion, for life and for each other. All seems well at the prospect of a new beginning, until Jack get a promotion at work and gets caught up in the merciless rat race. Both Winslet and DiCaprio are an amazing on-screen couple with true sparks whether they’re arguing or loving. A great story at the heart of the American Dream.

Trish Keenan

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