Revolutionary Road (2008)

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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 at an event for Revolutionary Road (2008)
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  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio at an event for Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio at an event for Revolutionary Road (2008)

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Matt Damon was considered for Frank Wheeler, but could not do it due to scheduling conflicts.


Frank Wheeler: 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 ...


The masses of male commuters shown at the beginning all wear hats. In reality more than half of them would have been bareheaded. Ads by hat makers in the mid 1950s (see old Life magazine online, for example) were desperately pleading with men to go back to the custom of wearing a hat; I can also testify from personal memory that at that time in downtown Manhattan most men who worked in offices went about hatless. Had the scenes been set in winter, the men in overcoats etc, a few more head coverings would have been realistic. But not many. The mid-fifties, between the age of the hat and the age of the baseball cap, were the great age of bare-headedness. The depiction of Grand Central station packed with uniform masses of office workers was itself unrealistic. Even during rush hour, any snapshot of the crowd there would have included a more heterogeneous crowd of people, different ages, different occupations, male and female.

Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits: "For Mia and Joe."


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Drama | Romance

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