History Literature / RevolutionaryRoad

1st Jul '17 6:21:31 PM DrOO7
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* HeroicBSOD: Frank after April's death. And given the expression on his face at the end, it hasn't subsided.


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** Frank himself after April's death. He smiles while watching his children play, but is clearly struggling not to cry.
30th Jun '17 7:40:03 PM DrOO7
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* HouseHusband: Shep and his wife privately decry the Wheelers plan for Frank to be this when the couple moves to Europe.
30th Jun '17 7:36:45 PM DrOO7
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* AwfulWeddedLife: And ''how''. The truly wrenching thing is that at times, they're both downright desperate to salvage things and bring their marriage back to the happiness it once was.


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* HeelRealization: Shep seems to have this after April's death, appearing to recommit to his own marriage.


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* LongingLook: Shep taking this at Frank and April's house clues the audience in to his feelings for April.


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* TimeSkip: The movie starts with Frank and April meeting at a college dance. The next scene is approximately ten years later. There's a lesser one at the end after April's death.
5th Jun '17 8:30:03 PM DrOO7
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** April, the morning after her and Frank's epic fight. She cheerfully greets him, prepares his breakfast, chats with him about work, etc. With nary a mention of the argument they had, nor of the fact that she's planning to kill herself.
5th Jun '17 8:27:15 PM DrOO7
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** [[spoiler: Not only that, she clearly deliberately stands there as she's bleeding out and takes forever to call for help.]]
9th Jan '17 5:52:31 PM nombretomado
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This is the plot of the novel ''Revolutionary Road'', which was written by Richard Yates, set in 1955, and published in 1961. In 2008, Sam Mendes directed a film version which starred his then-wife, Creator/KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.

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This is the plot of the novel ''Revolutionary Road'', which was written by Richard Yates, set in 1955, and published in 1961. In 2008, Sam Mendes directed a film version which starred his then-wife, Creator/KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio.
30th Dec '16 12:49:39 AM HulkingChevon
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* HaHaHaNo: In their worst altercation of the film adaptation, April feigns prolonged hysterical laughter at something Frank says before on a dime switching to anger to answer him.
9th Jun '16 3:41:51 PM Give1Take2
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* {{Angst}}

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* {{Angst}}{{Angst}}: And a whole lot of it.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Inverted. Getting pregnant at this time makes Frank's and April's already strained marriage even worse, [[spoiler:and eventually pushes April over the DespairEventHorizon.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:April crosses it when she realizes she and Frank will never leave Revolutionary Road. Hollow and lifeless, she calmly walks into the bathroom and attempts an abortion, knowing that it could potentially kill her.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: Implied. [[spoiler:Earlier in the movie, April tells Frank that she heard from a friend that she can safely self-abort as long as it's within the first trimester. Eventually her first trimester passes. When Frank dashes her hopes of ever leaving this life they both hate, she tries to self-abort anyway, likely knowing what would happen.]]



* IsThatAThreat

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* IsThatAThreatIceQueen: Frank often accuses April of being cold and unfeeling, then becomes frustrated or confused when she is (seemingly) unfazed by the insult.
* IsThatAThreat: Often April's response to Frank during fights, much to his frustration.



* MasochismTango

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* MasochismTangoMasochismTango: Frank and April; implied to be the case of most of their married neighbors. The main conflict stems from her being willing to do what it takes to move their relationship out of tango, with Frank subconsciously not wanting to move on for whatever reason.



* OscarBait

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* OscarBaitOscarBait: The entire movie.



* StepfordSuburbia
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech

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* StepfordSuburbia
StepfordSuburbia: The reason Frank and April aren't happy in their ideal suburban home.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeechTheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Happens all over the place. Frank to April, April to Frank, John to both of them...
7th Feb '16 1:12:03 PM creader
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* [[spoiler: DeathByChildbirth: April, although it's more like "death-by-attempted-abortion"]]
* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.

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* [[spoiler: DeathByChildbirth: April, [[spoiler:April, although it's more like "death-by-attempted-abortion"]]
* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.
"death-by-attempted-abortion"]]
28th Jan '16 10:17:26 AM Morgenthaler
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This is the plot of the novel ''RevolutionaryRoad'', which was written by Richard Yates, set in 1955, and published in 1961. In 2008, Sam Mendes directed a film version which starred his then-wife, Creator/KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.

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This is the plot of the novel ''RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Revolutionary Road'', which was written by Richard Yates, set in 1955, and published in 1961. In 2008, Sam Mendes directed a film version which starred his then-wife, Creator/KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.
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