November 17, 2012

Movie Sharing: The Revolutionary Road

This movie was released on 2008 with a setting of  1950’s, based on the novel by Richard Yates.

It is a story of young couple named Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet)
who live in Revolutionary Road somewhere in suburban Connecticut. Frank works in a high-paying company but seems to be bored of his office job while April is a plain housewife and a former aspiring actress.

One of Frank’s ambitions is to live in Paris. April convinced Frank that they can migrate to Paris and there she will be the one that will look for a secretarial work in one of government agencies. 

As they are waiting for their papers, Frank accidentally impressed and got a proposal from one of known computer company, Bart Pollock Associates to work for them. This gives him a second thought about their plan of going to Paris.  Also, April discovered that she was 10-week pregnant on their third baby. Because of April’s willingness to go to Paris, she was thinking of an abortion but Frank refuses. Furthermore, April keeps on convincing Frank to continue their migration to Paris and turn down the job offer.

The following day after they get into an extreme argument, April seems to act strange as noticed by Frank and they get into a nice breakfast. After Frank leaves the house for work, April prepare all the things needed for the abortion. She then called the 911 for help after the abortion but eventually died.

After the incident, Frank accepted the offer by Pollock Associates and leave there with his two kids in the city.

Here are some lines to think from the movie.

"A man only gets a couple of chances in life. If he doesn’t grab them by the balls, it won’t be long before he’s sitting around wondering he got to be second rate."

"Plenty of people are on to the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness."

One thing I noticed about the movie is that should not be done in real life is April's smoking habit evn she was pregnant. Furthermore, they keep on inlvoving or mentioning the name of "Jesus Christ" or "God" whenever that get into an argument.

If I were asked to rate the movie, I'll give 8.5 out of 10.

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