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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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.

Last on

Fri 21 Mar 2014 23:15 BBC Two

Credits

April Wheeler
Kate Winslet
Frank Wheeler
Leonardo DiCaprio
John Givings
Michael Shannon
Mrs Givings
Kathy Bates
Mr Givings
Richard Easton
Shep Campbell
David Harbour
Milly Campbell
Kathryn Hahn
Writer
Justin Haythe
Author
Richard Yates
Director
Sam Mendes

Broadcasts

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