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

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
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    When the tobacco is extinguished what comes between April and Frank Wheeler is bigger, colder and more formidable than the iceberg that sundered Kate and Leo in "Titanic": shattered hope. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie is stifling, all right, and depressing in the bargain. show more

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Awards

Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role