March 26, 2010

Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes, 2008)

WHAT IT IS: The Wheelers are the heads of a nuclear family in 1950s suburban America. Hidden behind a facade of perfection, the young couple disintegrates when it attempts to escape society’s expectations. HOW IT IS: Based on a popular Richard Yates novel, Mendes’s new film shares a common thread with American Beauty, his first film; it examines the breakdown […]