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Plot, Details & Awards

Revolutionary Road

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

R In Theaters 12/26/2008 , 119min.
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Plot & Details

Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road 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 picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Albert Wolsky Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Debra Schutt Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Michael Shannon Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Kristi Zea Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Kate Winslet Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Debra Schutt Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Justin Haythe Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Albert Wolsky Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Kristi Zea Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Kate Winslet Won
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Sam Mendes Nominated

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress Kate Winslet Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematographer Roger Deakins Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Kate Winslet Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Debra Schutt Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Justin Haythe Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Albert Wolsky Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Kristi Zea Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Michael Shannon Nominated

Costume Guild Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Costume Guild Awards Best Art Direction in a Period Film Albert Wolsky Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Kate Winslet Won
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Michael Shannon Nominated

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