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.
This film marked the second collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, after Titanic (1997), where they also played lovers.
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 Frank goes to work, a 1956 Buick is parked on the street, in the foreground. The film is set in spring and early summer 1955, so the 1956 Buick wouldn't have been on sale yet.
At the end of the closing credits: "For Mia and Joe."
$189,911 (USA) (28 December 2008)
$22,911,480 (USA) (2 April 2009)
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