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".
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!
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.
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!