Revolutionary Road

Dan Movie Reviews

Based on the period novel by Richard Yates, the new Sam Mendes film Revolutionary Road concerns the plight of unhappy 1950’s suburbanites Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his wife April (Kate Winslet), and their desire to escape from the trap of their existence.  After an attempt at acting fails, April feels that her mundane life in suburbia has no more to offer her, and convinces Frank – who is similarly bored with his job, and even has a meaningless affair …