Revolutionary Road <MINOR SPOILERS>
Man, what a downer!
Sam "American Beauty" Mendes was prolly the best choice to direct this period piece about a very unhappily married 1950's suburban couple whose ideals about being better than everyone else have sadly fallen to the way side. The film LOOKS great and even has similar chords in its original score, by AB's Thomas Newman. But I think it was just too intimate, too in-your-face for comfort - some of the nasty arguments between leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (both excellent, btw) simply weren't fun to watch. Maybe that fact makes "Revolutionary Road" a great film...but I'm in no hurry to watch it again. This is definitely NOT a date movie.