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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Revolutionary Road

This film will probably be the final film in my 2008 catch-up and I was spurred to it after Kate Winslet won Best Actress for it at the Golden Globes.

I did not know what to think of the the film at first. I did agree that Winslet's performance was good, but I didn't get into the film right away.

However, when I finally did, the film turned into a very compelling look at how the suburban lifestyle can seem very deadend. It makes it all the more interesting that the film is set in the 1950s, since that decade has the image of the suburban lifestyle being the "perfect life," thanks to shows such as Leave it to Beaver.

In the end, I have to agree that Winslet's win was well-deserved and it would be interesting to see if the accolades carry into the Oscars.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).