Sunday, January 4, 2009
Revolutionary Road - Kate & Leo Reunited!
Ever since I read in Entertainment Weekly this past Spring that Kate and Leo were teaming up again, I have been waiting for the release of their newest project - Revolutionary Road. From what I had read, and seen in the previews, this project would be nothing like their first. As much as we all love that final Titanic scene, floating in the cold sea, where Kate finally releases Leo's hands and whispers "I'll never let go, Jack", I think come 2008, we were ready for something with a little less cheese.
Revolutionary Road is the story of a young couple who marries, and quickly becomes disillusioned with the life they have built for themselves as parents of two, in a quiet suburb. The film's focus is on how far you are willing to go, and how much you are willing to endure, to maintain what you thought it is that you wanted.
Leonardo DiCaprio is exceptional in the film, and has several scenes where he is screaming at the top of his lungs. You can feel your hair blow back from the force of his rage.
Kate Winslet stuns as the quietly suffering wife, whose silences express more than her words.
If you are looking for a happy ending, this is certainly not the film for you. If you are interested in a commentary on the human condition, I can promise you, you will be satisfied and impressed.
And speaking of impressed, Kate rocks the most gorgeous white, belted dress in the film. I wanted to time-travel back to the 50s just so I could have the chance to wear something similar!