A man comes out of a hospital emergency room and it is understood that his wife is dead.
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It'll pull in all sorts of awards recognition because of its pedigree, but this isn't the picture that Leo and Kate should have re-teamed for.
In the end, Revolutionary Road is one of the year's more dissapointing efforts.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the immortal screen couple from , are reunited in Revolutionary Road so is Kathy Bates, but who cares.
Will what's meant to save them lead to their undoing? Through the development of this tragic character, Yates condemns the hypocrisy of an America that claims freedom for all while restricting opportunities for existence outside of societal stereotypes, an America that still exists today.
She has been so utterly defeated by her containment that all she can do is cry.
Though beautifully shot and well-acted, the film is hobbled by somewhat prosaic storytelling.