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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Revolutionary Road

"Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness."
Wow....that's what I was left saying after I watched the final credits roll up the screen at the end of this movie. Between Kate Winslet acting like a certified, yet somehow sane, nut and Leonard DiCaprio seamlessly playing the helpless husband racked with his own guilt, I felt totally satisfied about spending my well earned $12.50 on this movie, twice (yes, twice).
Now I must admit I think I've seen, like, one Kate Winslet movie ever before this, and I just recently started getting on the DiCaprio bandwagon after watching both The Departed and Blood Diamond in the same year (after that I was hooked on DiCaprio). But after watching Revolutionary Road, I was all aboard team Winslet. She was so captivating in this role, so emotional and raw and riveting all at once. This is one of those movies that you just have to see for yourself and derive your own meaning behind it. It just touched on so many different issues like love, the sanctity of marriage, forgiveness, rage, entrapment, loneliness and helplessness.
A young married couple try to live the normal suburban life like so many of their friends have and find out that, with that, comes its challenges, its heartbreak and its own imprisonment and solitude.
I ADORED this movie. I felt like the second time I saw it, I picked up even more from it. Watch it, it'll be the best $12.50 you've spent in a long while. Then come back and let me know what you picked up from it. Ciao

My rating: A+


Mitzi said...

OMG, I am so dying to see this movie!! Although I could alwasy take or leave Leo, I so heart Kate Winslet. And now that I've read your review, I'm going to carry my butt directly to a theater near me.

Candice Frederick said...

awesome! RUN do not walk to see this movie. I catch something new about it each time. enjoy! and let me know what you think.

LaLa said...

ditto Mitzi...this is certianly one you MUST see...
There was so many much to think about and discuss...
And my favorite...LOTS of memorable qoutes!

Go Team Kate! Her performance...flawlwss!!! And she looked simply stunning in some of those retro pieces...

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