Posted on 4/02/12 07:58 PM
Revolutionary Road - "Morally flaming, tense and riveting"
This might be the one of the most stunning and tense Drama's ever made. The life of a family run by two incoherent individuals is always a disarray. The tensions are high in every action you do and this reflects on your happiness. Sam Mendes's adaptation of Richard Yates cult classic sumptuously explores the askew life of a typical well to do family living in the outskirts of Connecticut with possibly everything the passers by wish for. The tensions sprout from slight misunderstandings and flames like a plague infesting the nook and corner of the individual. Family life never sustains well once these slight problems sprout, it goes haywire and finally clashes at the apocalypse. The family issues of our animate world are so realistically portrayed in this well acted and powerful drama. The casting is superb, and the chemistry between the title characters of The 'Wheeler' family - Leornado De Caprio and Kate Winslet is wonderful and extraordinary. They play two characters who can't live without each other's support amidst the intense contempt between the two. The mental delusion and dilemma of Mr. Wheeler can be seen when he cheats his wife and when he lies to Mrs.wheeler etc. The tension of the despised job adds to his mental problems. Same is the case for Mrs. Wheeler who wants a life of solace and solitude far from America in Europe. Their interests and ambitions clash and it causes catastrophic disaster. So intense and intriguing is the movie that it can nearly invigorate and nauseate you at the same time. The movie is an autopsy of a failed marriage and the dire results following it. The faithful adaptation and the brilliant editing and technical aspects add colour to this drama. The score by Anthony Newman is something very exquisite and slow yet powerful and poignant at the same time. Sam Mendes who gave us a Classic like 'American Beauty' truly explores into the wilderness of a sinking married life. Morally flaming, soul stirring and intensely thrilling this movie is a True gem.
My rating : A