It has been nearly fifteen years since the Revolutionary Road came out for us, and we still cannot overcome the plot it provides us. Various critics even call these movies classics and are mainly in awe of their hybrid genres. The main themes that one can see in this movie are romance and drama. The script was written by Sam Mendes, and the script was completed by Justin Hayes. As for the plot, it is adapted from the novel of the same name published by Richard Yates in 1961.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are the protagonists of the story. This story is mainly about Frank and April Wheeler, they happen to be a pair in the 1950s. We have seen that while the two are dealing with the breakdown of their marriage, they are also working hard to overcome personal problems. Now, the story begins with Frank Wheeler, who stumbled across April when the two of them were at a party. Frank’s profession is a dock worker and night cashier, and April only wants to be an actor.
Later, when Frank started working at Knox Machines, he and April got married. Aipu became pregnant soon, and the two decided to move into their own home together. We saw that the couple had many friends, such as Helen Givens and her husband Howard Givens, and even the Campbells who lived next to them. In the eyes of their friends, the two are the happiest couples they have ever seen. Although, only April and Frank are aware of the problems they face together. Not being able to be an actor, April is very sad.
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On the other hand, even Frank hates his job because he has to be part of the boring job. When Frank was 30 years old, he invited a young secretary to celebrate with him for a drink, and they ended up sleeping together. Helen has always suggested that April come to visit her son John in the lunatic asylum, thinking that the young couple might be able to understand and heal him better.
Now, we see that in view of Frank and her life scenes, April is very depressed. Therefore, she suggested to her husband that they should move to Paris and start a new life to escape the desperate romanticism in their lives. Frank thought his wife was crazy even talking about it at first, although she was later persuaded to do so. But soon, April became pregnant, so Frank decided to change his plan. He also accepted the promotion given to him and continued to live a peaceful life.
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Soon, April also got into the car with Shep Campbell. Although she rejected the love that Shep had just offered, she did not regret it. Now, we see Frank come back to his senses and admit that he cheated in April, but hope to remain loyal from start to finish. Nevertheless, when she told him that it didn’t matter to her because she had lost all feelings for him, we understood April here. When Frank went to work, April decided to treat himself for an abortion at home, and the tragedy happened. Nevertheless, it went wrong and she started to bleed a lot.
Therefore, April called an ambulance and put her in the hospital. But when Frank arrived at the institution, his wife had already passed away. Distraught, he moved to the city and started selling computers. In his spare time, Frank takes care of his two children. Later, Braces bought their old house and moved in. When their neighbors Millie and Shepp’s wife began to describe the entire story of their previous owner, Shepp went out crying and asked that the Wheelers should never be mentioned again. On the other hand, even Helen started to say how she hated Wheelers and Braces was the best fit for that house.
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