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Revolutionary Road

6.9
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Original title
Revolutionary Road
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Justin Haythe (Novel: Richard Yates)
Music
Thomas Newman
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-United Kingdom; DreamWorks / Paramount Vantage / BBC Films
Genre
Drama. Romance | 1950s
Official Site
http://www.revolutionaryroadmovie.com/
Synopsis / Plot
“Revolutionary Road” is about an unhappy couple in the Connecticut suburbs whose marriage implodes. Frank and April have always seen themselves as special, different, ready and willing to live their lives based on higher ideals. So, as soon as they move into their new house on Revolutionary Road, they proudly declare their independence from the suburban inertia that surrounds them and determine never to be trapped by the social confines of their era. Yet for all their charm, beauty and irreverence, the Wheelers find themselves becoming exactly what they didn’t expect: a good man with a meaningless job whose nerve has gone missing; a less-than-happy homemaker starving for fulfillment and passion; an American family with lost dreams, like any other. Driven to change their fates, April hatches an audacious plan to start all over again, to leave the comforts of Connecticut behind for the great unknown of Paris. But when the plan is put in motion, each spouse is pushed to extremes – one to escape whatever the cost, the other to save all that they have, no matter the compromises.
Awards
2008: 3 Academy Awards nominations: Supporting Actor (Shannon), Art Direction, Costume Design
2008: Golden Globes: Best Actress Drama (Kate Winslet). 4 Nominations
2008: 4 Nominations for BAFTA, including Best Actress (Winslet) and Adapted Screenplay
2008: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Kate Winslet)
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Kate Winslet)
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Shannon)
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