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.
In his comments about the book Kurt Vonnegut said that this was "The Great Gatsby" of his generation. Leonardo DiCaprio - who plays Frank in this film - later on played the lead role in The Great Gatsby (2013).
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 ...
When April shows Paris on the globe, the borders of the European countries are current. Most notably, the reunified Germany is visible, with the borders it did not have until 1990.
At the end of the closing credits: "For Mia and Joe."
$189,911 (USA) (28 December 2008)
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