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Revolutionary Road - Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play young lovers whose marriage turns sour in 1950s America

This portrayal of a marriage turning sour in 1950s American suburbia sees Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited on the big screen for the first time since Titanic launched them both to stardom in 1997. Kate and Leo’s April and Frank Wheeler, hopeful young lovers turned disappointed spouses, both feel that they are a bohemian cut above their conventional neighbours, but April’s plan to revive their marriage by moving to Paris soon comes unstuck. Directed by Sam Mendes (Kate’s husband, in case you’d forgotten; read what he has to say about watching his wife have screen sex with Leo), this adaptation of Richard Yates’s classic 1961 novel aims for classic status itself but comes across instead as a dour and depressing extended episode of Mad Men. (General release from 30th January.)


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