Friday, January 30, 2009
Movie Review: Revolutionary Road
I have been putting this review off for awhile so that I can give some good thought to it.
Why did I go see this movie?
1. I thought that seeing Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet together again (after Titanic) would be good.
2. It looked like a movie that would resonate with anyone who has ever been in a relationship.
How did I feel when I walked out of the movie?
1. I felt really disappointed.
2. I felt embarrassed that I made my husband go see it with me.
3. I felt tense and depressed.
My thoughts on the movie:
I remember when the movie was almost at it's end looking over at my husband who looked as uncomfortable watching this as I did. This movie was obviously written by someone who does not have good thoughts on marriage as every relationship in this movie seems disfunctional. When we left the theater, I appologized to my hubby. We both agreed that it was uncomfortable watching the characters fight - you really felt like you were a part of it. We agreed it was a bad movie.
The next night, while out for dinner, we began talking about the movie. We both brought up our thoughts on the characters and the relationship that they had with one another. We agreed on a lot, but we also brought out other ways of looking at things in this movie. We related some of the movie to our relationship and our past, failed relationships. By the time we were done discussing the movie, and our relationship, we both seemed to realize that the movie wasn't all that bad and that maybe we got out of it what we were supposed to.
I would love to share our thoughts on this movie, but I do not want to give it away or ruin it. So, I will just leave my review as is.
Did you see this movie? What are your thoughts?