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Revolutionary Road

R

19 Dec 2008

1 hr 59 min

Drama, Romance

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How do you break free without breaking apart?
April and Frank Wheeler are a young, thriving couple living with their two children in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s. Their self-assured exterior masks a creeping frustration at their inability to feel fulfilled in their relationships or careers. Frank is mired in a well-paying but boring office job, and April is a housewife still mourning the demise of her hoped-for acting career. Determined to identify themselves as superior to the mediocre sprawl of suburbanites who surround them, they decide to move to France where they will be better able to develop their true artistic sensibilities, free of the consumerist demands of capitalist America. As their relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations, their trip and their dreams of self-fulfillment are thrown into jeopardy.

Details

Status: Released
Countries: United Kingdom, USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 46 nominations.
Budget: $35M

Direction

Sam Mendes

Production

John Hart (Producer)
Bobby Cohen (Producer)
Scott Rudin (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)
(Novel)

Acting

Leonardo DiCaprio (as Frank Wheeler)
Kate Winslet (as April Wheeler)
Kathryn Hahn (as Milly Campbell)
David Harbour (as Shep Campbell)
Kathy Bates (as Mrs. Helen Givings)
Ty Simpkins (as Michael Wheeler)
Ryan Simpkins (as Jennifer Wheeler)
Richard Easton (as Howard Givings)
Dylan Baker (as Jack Ordway)
Zoe Kazan (as Maureen Grube)
Max Casella (as Ed Small)
Jay O. Sanders (as Bart Pollock)
Kristen Connolly (as Mrs. Brace)
John Behlmann (as Mr. Brace)
Max Baker (as Vince Lathrop)
Keith Reddin (as Ted Bandy)
Dylan Clark Marshall (as Campbell Kid)
Marin Ireland (as Party Guest)

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