For those who have yet to familiarize themselves with the plot lines of Revolutionary Road – which comes out on Christmas – the Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet-starring film might seem like a Titanic 2.
In Revolutionary Road, Winslet and DiCaprio get married, have kids and live together.
But here’s the thing. They are miserable with each other. They’re simply bored with married life and everything that comes with it in 1950s suburbia, so they move to Paris to spice things up.
Though this is the case, it might be the pair’s best performance together. DiCaprio says that it’s because of the relationship they built while working on Titanic 10 years ago.
“We very much took advantage of our friendship and our relationship for this film,” DiCaprio said in an interview alongside Winslet with the Associated Press. “When I read the script, I thought, look at these scenes, and I’m imagining Kate doing it with me and being able to push each other as much as we possibly could.
“That gave me immediately a desire to say, `OK, I can’t wait for these sequences to start. I’m really going to give it to her, she’s really going to give it to me.’ And I know the fact that she’s such a good friend of mine, we know each other so well, we know that we could push those boundaries, because we intrinsically know we have the best intentions for each other. So there’s no weird, hidden ego. There’s no hidden anything. It’s two people just trying to do their best and just pushing each other.”
Personally, I’m very excited to see this film. Winslet is my favorite actress and DiCaprio is my favorite actor. But it’s not because I fell in love with Jack and Rose. I hated DiCaprio for the longest time simply because he was in Titanic – and then I saw Catch Me If You Can – and it was clear that he’s the most talented actor of his generation.
Winslet was much the same way. I saw her in Little Children and Finding Neverland, and it was a similar reaction to Catch Me If You Can.
So, with all of this being said, I’m really looking forward to Revolutionary Road. I might go the day after Christmas.
In the meantime, I would recommend the three films listed above as well as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Reader, and basically all of the movies DiCaprio has done. His body of work is absolutely fantastic, minus some of his early stuff. Arguably his best performance was in 1994′s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, where he stars along Johnny Depp.
I would recomend Gilbert Grape above all his others.