The story of a young couple (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) trying to find fulfillment in an age of conformity. Trapped in a world of encoded convention, they dream without faith, as lies and self-deceptions build to explosive consequences. –tribute.ca
Samuel Alexander “Sam” Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning work on his debut film American Beauty (1999) and his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996) and Gypsy (2003). He is currently working on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film. He has a child with his former wife Kate Winslet.
Mendes was born in Reading, Berkshire, the only child of Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children’s books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor. His father is from Trinidad of ethnic Portuguese descent, and his mother an English Jew. His grandfather is the Trinidadian writer Alfred Mendes.
Mendes’ parents divorced when he was a child. He grew up in Oxfordshire and attended Magdalen College School and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he graduated with a first in English. While at Cambridge, he was a member of the Marlowe Society… read more
Sam Mendes makes a Sam Mendes movie (and, as an Englishman, why is he so interesting in critiquing American-Suburban culture?). I respond to certain elements of the movie emotionally. Especially Michael Shannon's character (should I feel such a strong kinship to the "crazy" character?). But it's a downer, that's for sure. It is void of the playfulness of American Beauty...and hope. Engaging story nonetheless.
In the Revolutionary Road, there live Frank and April Wheeler, an idealistic young couple, who manage a dreaming start of their life after the post-war, America in the mid 1950s. They have bought a… read review
A husband and wife argue with each other for nearly two hours about whether or not they should move to Paris.
Pros: It’s France!
Cons: They don’t speak French, their kids don’t speak French… read review
Saya harus akui kalau film ini memang TOTAL bukan untuk konsumsi umum. Revolutionary Road adalah murni sebuah film untuk:
a. Para pecinta film-film bertema depressing
b. Para pecinta film… read review