PREMIERE Saturday REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SBS ONE, Saturday, 9.30pm, M ( 2008)
Kate Winslet reunites with her Titanic paramour Leonardo DiCaprio for this sumptuous 1950s period drama adapted from the acclaimed 1962 novel by Richard Yates. The pair enter more emotionally troubled waters as Frank and April Wheeler, an outwardly perfect couple whose marriage is foundering on the rocks of boredom and resentment. Director Sam Mendes, Winslet’s then- husband, covers the same themes of suburban stagnation to his biting satire American Beauty for this sombre tale. Winslet is peerless in her ability to simultaneously convey maturity and naivity, while DiCaprio’s boyish looks make it easy to accept Frank’s adolescent attitude.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.