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Revolutionary Road Details

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[[Feature~V158894~Titanic~titanic]] shipmates [[Performer~P4516~Kathy Bates~kathybates]], [[Performer~P18926~Leonardo DiCaprio~leonardodicaprio]], and [[Performer~P198332~Kate Winslet~katewinslet]] step onboard for director [[Performer~P271193~Sam Mendes~sammendes]]' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author [[Performer~P117578~Richard Yates~richardyates]], Revolutionary Road tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank ([[Performer~P18926~DiCaprio~leonardodicaprio]]) and April ([[Performer~P198332~Winslet~katewinslet]]) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 26, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Justin Haythe Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Albert Wolsky Best Costume Design 2008 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Albert Wolsky Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Wolsky Best Costume Design 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kate Winslet Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2008 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
Vancouver Film Critics Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kate Winslet Best Actress 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kristi Zea Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kristi Zea Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Leonardo DiCaprio Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor 2008 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Roger Deakins Best Cinematographer 2008 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sam Mendes Best Director 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Michael Shannon Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Shannon Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Michael Shannon Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Debra Schutt Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Debra Schutt Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
as Frank Wheeler
Kate Winslet
as AprilWheeler
Kathy Bates
as Helen Givings
Michael Shannon
as John Givings
Kathryn Hahn
as Milly Campbell
David Harbour
as Shep Campbell
Dylan Baker
as Jack Ordway
Richard Easton
as Howard Givings
Zoe Kazan
as Maureen
Jay O. Sanders
as Bart Pollock
Max Casella
as Ed Small

Crew

Sam Mendes
Director
Sam Mendes
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Bobby Cohen
Producer
Justin Haythe
Screenwriter
Richard Yates
Book Author
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Tariq Anwar
Editor
Kristi Zea
Production Designer
Theresa Carriker-Thayer
Art Director
Gina Amoroso
Co-producer
Ann Ruark
Co-producer
Marion Rosenberg
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Henry Fernaine
Executive Producer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Ellen Lewis
Casting
Debra Zane
Casting
Nina Wolarsky
Co-Executive Producer
Pippa Harris
Co-Executive Producer
Peter Kalmbach
Co-Executive Producer
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