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09.22.08 37 Comments

Revolutionary Road comes from American Beauty director Sam Mendes and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (ZOMG, it’s Jack and Rose from Titanic!).  They play a couple of Connecticut suburbanites struggling to come to terms with how boring it is being a Connecticut suburbanite.

Based on a novel by Richard Yates, it’s set in the 1950s, a time when a man could still say a thing like “Paris – people are alive there, not like here,” without fear of getting punched in the dick for being a giant cheeseball.  Based on the trailer, I’m not sure where they’re going with this.  As American Beauty showed, bored suburban dads are only interesting after they decide to quit their jobs, smoke pot, and bang their teenage daughter’s friends.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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