Revolutionary Road Reviews
Well-done. Well acted, especially by michael Shannon (what else is new).
It delves deeper into despair than most "suburbia-is-hell" films.
Recommend, but I wish the characters were a bit more complex so that their struggle seemed more worth exploring.
Leo was good, but not as great as Kate. He was somewhat stiff throughout, which I know is a part of his character but at points his delivery was so ready & so stagy that it didn't hit home. HOWEVER, he really lets loose in the final half hour, when his character cracked, and it gave me chills. Brilliant moment.
I wasn't a fan of the (count 'em) THREE false endings of this movie. It should have ended 20 minutes before it did. The emotional intensity reached its peak, and yet it continued on & on & on.
Michael Shannon as a "not well" neighbor was one of the best parts of the movie. The writing, acting and directing of this character was very well done.
I also wish there were more scenes in the beginning showing WHY these 2 people love each other...a LITTLE more of them being happy would have gone a long way & it would have been more devastating to watch things fall apart.