Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Revolutionary Road (2008)

I guess I liked this more than I've liked other Sam Mendes' films, which is not saying too much. It drags at first as it seems to explore territory that Mendes already dealt with in American Beauty. I kept watching for the painterly cinematography, another good score by Thomas Newman, and Kate Winslet's flawless acting, but at the very end there are a couple of scenes, neither involving Leo DiCaprio or Winslet, that really hit on something, how tragedies reverberate in tiny, non-tragic ways.

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