R | | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Leonardo DiCaprio stated that this film was not meant to be a romance, and that both he and Kate Winslet intentionally avoided films that show them in romantic roles since Titanic (1997). Both of them were reluctant to make films similar to "Titanic" because "we just knew it would be a fundamental mistake to try to repeat any of those themes".
So, what do you do?
April Wheeler: I'm studying to be an actress. You?
Frank Wheeler: I'm a longshoreman.
April Wheeler: No, I mean, really.
Frank Wheeler: I mean really, too. Although starting next Monday I'm doing something a little more glamorous.
April Wheeler: What's that?
Frank Wheeler: Night cashier at a cafeteria.
April Wheeler: I don't mean how you ...
The parabolic-lensed fluorescent fixtures seen near the beginning of the film were not in use in the 1950s.
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