Film of the Day #91/ 300
Revolutionary Road is a disturbingly authentic and heart-wrenching masterpiece that is an honest and emotionally involving movie experience. Director Sam Mendes tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of pocket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. This a deeply felt, moving and tragic study of marriage tearing itself apart as hopes and dreams become lost in American suburbia. Handsomely done and beautifully acted by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road manages to pinpoint the brutality of banality and reveal the hidden disease at the heart of American life in the 1950’s.