• Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road

Release Date: December 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 2nd, 2009

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house in Connecticut. He toils 10 hours a day in a job he hates, while she, as a 1950s homemaker, yearns for fulfillment and passion. Rebelling against the torpor of their lives, the couple plan an escape that may push them to their limits.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Dylan Baker, Richard Easton

Director: Sam Mendes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BBC, Evamere Entertainment, Neal Street Productions

Keywords: Passionate, Temptation, New York City, Fall, Sacrifice, Emotional, Office, 1950s, Marriage

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In "Virginia Woolf," George and Martha are locked into a symbiotic, disturbingly needy relationship that absolutely feed off their acidic battles. But for Revolutionary Road's Frank and April Wheeler, you wonder: Why don't they just get a divorce? show more

  • 75
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Director Sam Mendes makes '50s suburbia a persuasively suffocating place — he did the same for '90s suburbia in "American Beauty," remember. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This film is so good it is devastating. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role