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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:22 PM

Anyone ever see the movie Revolutionary Road with Leonardo Dicaprio? Is it any good?

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Reply Anyone ever see the movie Revolutionary Road with Leonardo Dicaprio? Is it any good? (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
Chan790 Apr 2012 #1
nytemare Apr 2012 #2
HeiressofBickworth Apr 2012 #3
IcyPeas Apr 2012 #4
EmeraldCityGrl Apr 2012 #5
lunatica Apr 2012 #6
FedUpWithIt All Apr 2012 #7
bigwillq Apr 2012 #8
RiffRandell Apr 2012 #9
DutchLiberal Apr 2012 #10
applegrove Apr 2012 #12
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 #11
JCMach1 May 2012 #13

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:30 PM

1. Yes...and read the book.

I own the DVD too, it was like $2 when Blockbuster folded.

It's good but it's really depressing.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:29 PM

2. The acting was really good, particularly Michael Shannon

but, yes, I would say it was indeed a buzz kill. If one is seeking a reward in watching a film, there isn't much of one here. Pretty much a dismal reality.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:10 AM

3. Yes, I've seen it

It is depressing. At first, so full of hope and excitement for the future and later depression in the face of adversity. It was the first movie of DiCaprio's when I thought he had truly grown up and had a serious role.
Let us know what you think of it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:54 AM

4. richard yate's books ...

tend to be depressing (I don't know why I like them so much)

but I recommend these.

Revolutionary Road
Disturbing the Peace
The Easter Parade
Cold Spring Harbor


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:54 AM

5. If you liked "A single Man"

(I did) it has that essence about it. A quiet film, in a different era dealing with
the human condition.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:32 AM

6. It's a good movie

about suburban despair just under the surface in the 1950s. Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet do a great job in it. All the actors do.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:42 AM

7. I think it's a very good movie. n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

8. It was ok

I thought it would be better. Some good acting, though. Was just a bit disappointed.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. Loved it.

Kate deserved the Oscar--very depressing but the kitchen scene was hot.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:33 PM

10. My advice: avoid it like the plague.

 

I've seldom seen such a boring piece of drivel. The dialogue is corny, the chemistry between DiCaprio and Winslet is non-existent, the story is clichéd, the characters are cardboard cut-outs, every emotion the characters display are ridiculously over-acted, half of the time they're just yelling instead of acting, and after half an hour you just don't care anymore what happens.

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Response to DutchLiberal (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:19 PM

12. Okay. Avoid it I will.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:49 PM

11. Yes, and I found it extremely depressing...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:29 AM

13. Yeah, if you want to slit your wrists afterward...



Good, but more disturbing than good...

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