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Revolutionary Road

Drama based on Richard Yates's acclaimed novel, reuniting the Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

April and Frank Wheeler are a young, thriving couple living with their two children in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s. Their self-assured exterior masks a creeping frustration at their inability to feel fulfilled in their relationships or careers. Frank is mired in a well-paying but boring office job, and April is a housewife still mourning the demise of her hoped-for acting career.

Determined to identify themselves as superior to the mediocre sprawl of suburbanites who surround them, they decide to move to France, where they will be better able to develop their true artistic sensibilities, free of the consumerist demands of capitalist America. But as their relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations, their trip and their dreams of self-fulfilment are thrown into jeopardy.

Release date:

1 hour, 49 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 23:15
BBC Two except Wales


Role Contributor
April WheelerKate Winslet
Frank WheelerLeonardo DiCaprio
John GivingsMichael Shannon
Mrs GivingsKathy Bates
Mr GivingsRichard Easton
Shep CampbellDavid Harbour
Milly CampbellKathryn Hahn
Party GuestHeidi Armbruster
Maureen GrubeZoe Kazan
Jack OrdwayDylan Baker
DirectorSam Mendes
WriterJustin Haythe
AuthorRichard Yates

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