Last night Geoff and I went to see Revolutionary Road.
It’s slowish, granted, but it’s worth the time and thought it demands post viewing. Winslet is exceptionally good, Leo DiCaprio should still be wearing bloomers and the man who plays John – the ‘disturbed’ realator’s son is brilliant. The actors are there but it’s propelled by it’s themes. I’m desperately wanting to read the book – it’ll sit close on par with the awkward and dark Dorian Gray.
In very brief summary Revolutionary Road is about being stuck in the mouse wheel of life, and in this in itself hits rather close to home. You’re left with the uncanny feeling that, that’s the bit that actually worked it’s way under your skin, over the other more dramatic issues.
So if you are up for solemn, somewhat disturbing but thought inducing watch. Do take the time.