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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.

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