This is one of the movies that touch something really deep within you and leave you emotionally shaken by what you just saw. At least that’s what it did to me.
Revolutionary Road is the story of “a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.” (IMDB)
It is a story about marriage, broken dreams, personal struggle, work, children, betrayal… that was amazingly played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. They both expressed so well their complex characters and succeeded to deliver a lot with sometimes just a look in the eyes.
A very remarkable performance, despite being short, was delivered by Michael Shannon in his role as the clinically insane son of Kathy Bates character for which he got an Academy Awards nomination as Best Supporting Actor.
The movie might be dark and lightly depressive but it is definitely HIGHLY recommended. Take a look: