OMG, the movie was more than awesome. I cried from begining to the end. Some viewers laughed sometimes, I didn’t, I guess they sometimes felt uncomfrotable with their own life too and laughed out of nervosity.
The thing I love was that Sam Mendes perfectly knows that DiCaprio + Kate Winslet = Titanic’s mythic couple. So as soon as the movie begins, you get that perfect romantic scene where they’re both in love and you instantly get the Titanic’s couple in your head. Those characters, you know them by heart, you’ve been living with the hope that someone would bring this couple back to screen. So when on the second scene, you immediatly understand that it’s not the Titanic but the couple that is wrecked and not the ship anymore, you feel the pain and you immediatly feel the empathy for the characters. No need of much words.
The whole movie is a perfect direction by Sam Mendes that keeps doing movies with that idea of depressing suburbs, how you can deal with comformity, idealism and so on. There’s this sad beauty about actors, story and settings in the suburbs. You admire it, you can understand why you can be for a while attracted by it even if you didn’t plan it for yourself in the first place. But everything is so sad. The emotion is there all the time. And I don’t even spoil the ending.
I’m totally ashamed and shocked that they deleted all the nominations for Revolutionary Road for the oscars. First no DiCaprio, no Kate Winslet even if she won the Golden Globes (instead they chose The Reader, which was for the best supporting role in the Golden Globes), and instead best support role for the nevrotic guy. He sure is good but better than DiCaprio and Kate Winslet ? No way. And he doesn’t appear that long on the screen. No nomination for best directing and best movie, instead best art direction and best costumes, sure these are deserved nominations but why not directing ? I don’t care about that Benjamin Button getting 13 nominations or even Frist/nixon, they should have given the nomination to Sam Mendes ! Not much risks by nominating the same movies for Best Movie and Best Directing. I hate that.