Kate and Leo reunite for suburban hell that is Revolutionary Road

The only sinking ship in this storyline is the couples' marriage

Couch potatoes: DiCaprio and Winslet play a couple suffocated by the suburbs
courtesy of Paramount Vantage
Couch potatoes: DiCaprio and Winslet play a couple suffocated by the suburbs

Perhaps owing to his stage background, Mendes is the sort of movie director who tends to come up with a single, all-encompassing stylistic concept and then rarely deviate from it. That seemed like a shortcoming in his previous films, but in Revolutionary Road it translates into a stately, semi-detached, observational approach that makes it seem as if Frank and April Wheeler's Good Housekeeping home were itself directing the movie. Which is only fitting for a film that, by the end, turns into a far more unsettling haunted-house story than The Amityville Horror. Even after Frank and April's climactic knock-down, drag-out argument, chez Wheeler is markedly undisturbed—sitting there, biding its time, waiting to devour its next victims and their futile ambitions. 

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