07 March 2009

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Geezes, what a movie. It's intense, it's serious, it's goddam a super scary story. A young couple stuck in suburbia and trapped in their lives, together but totally separate. The intensity of the fights between Leo and Kate are enough to make any veteran of relationship battles cringe and wince. If you've ever wondered what you might look like when you are yelling at your significant other, this movie pretty much shows you. It's ugly. And Leo is so manipulative with his words, turning every argument around on its head. It's so real it's crazy.

This is probably the best, most emotionally impactful, movie I've seen all year. I've dubbed it "my new Valentine's Day movie" because it feels like something I should revisit annually to remember what not to do. Fantastic film.