I have about 200 pages left in Richard Yates’s 1961 novel of which Revolutionary Road (12/26) is based on and I have a feeling this thing is heading toward a downer ending, but I have my hopes up as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio team for the first time since Titanic and Jack and Rose can’t have marital problems… Can they?
The story is described as a period piece, telling the story of a young couple trapped in a world of encoded convention, they dream without faith, as lies and self-deceptions build to explosive consequences. That is, of course, the stock synopsis from the studio. Once I finish the book I will be able to give you a description in layman’s terms so we can get a real idea of what it is all about. Then again, you could also watch the new international trailer below and see what you think.