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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Revolutionary Road/Desperation Drive

One of my favorite past times is going to the movies, especially right before the Academy Awards; I try to make it my mission to see all the movies that are up for Oscars. Well, last night "Mr. Honey" and I saw the chilling "Revolutionary Road"..................I'M STILL REELING FROM THIS FILM!!!!!! It captured me from the begining and held me until the end. At the end of the movie, as the credits rolled, no one in the theater moved; emotionally and physically, I couldn't move. "Mr. Honey" and I sat in dead silence on the way home, still feeling "shell-shocked".
Without giving too much away, it's a haunting and beautiful picture of 2 lives, unravelling. Frank & April Wheeler, (Leo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet) a 1950's couple, are trying to "live the American dream", sacrificing their own youthful dreams for suburban comfort. I felt that both "Leo & Kate" tackled the painfully sad characters and delivered top notch performances. I honestly cant imagine any 2 other actors pulling this off as convincingly.
I've always thought Leo DiCaprio had a very youthful, little boy charm about him. In this rock solid performance, that image was gone. I felt his performance in this movies showed he was always destined for higher things!

If Kate Winslet doesn't win the Academy Award for her performance, I'll never go to another movie again..........She's just that good/amazing/brilliant!

13 comments:

Lorri said...

I am dying to go see this film. Our movie theater has not started showing it yet. Hopefully it will be here next week. Have a great day.
Lorri

Lou Lou said...

I've heard this film was amazing, I'm not sure if i'll be able to see it though, sounded kind of depressing from what one of my friends told me. Might be renting it when it comes out instead!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I hope our theater gets this movie. We just never get the good ones! Thanks for the headsup and will certainly rent this one! I love Kate and Leo.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I really really want to see this movie!!

Anonymous said...

Hello I saw your name over at Rhoda's nice to meet you !!

I LOVED this movie thought Kate was great, but she is not nominated for her performance in this film, she is for The Reader, for whatever reason this movie was overlooked !!

Have you seen Slumdog ?? I have not yet but heard it was great too !!

nice post,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Lauren said...

I want to see this movie too. I have heard it is very haunting.

Always Organizing said...

Thanks for the review! I REALLY want to see this asap. :)

Good Gals Inc said...

I've heard this movie is amazing!! I can't wait to see it. Great review of it!! thanks for following my blog! Your pictures and layout is great!! (I love that cake at the top!!!). Can't wait to read more of your post!

tickledpink said...

I am so anxious to see this movie! I was very happy for Kate Winslet winning a GG award for this movie, and being nominated for an Oscar. I just really wish Leo had been nominated for an Oscar. Thanks for the review of the movie!:)

Ashley said...

I have been *dying* to see this movie! The two of them together is just perfect - not to mention how much I love Kate Winslet as an actress all on her own! I will definitely have to go this weekend!

pocket full of pink said...

I cried my eyes out!!! Ah, so sad, but REALLY well done. Next up for us is Slumdog Millionaire. I hear it's fantastic!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

You are beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I still need to see this movie!

The Mrs. said...

I have heard it's just insanely depressing but good! I don't know if I can take it! Too many hormones!