History Literature / RevolutionaryRoad

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}}.
24th Jun '15 1:21:11 PM BadSplice
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* {{Angst}}



* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.*

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* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.*



* OnlySaneMan: In a strange sort of way, John. He's very aware about Frank and April's personal failings, isn't afraid to speak his mind and regularly calls out the other characters for their hypocrisy.



* {{Springtime For Hitler}}: The sarcastic ad campaign Frank throws together that he believes will get him fired, but ends up having a promotion offered instead.

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* {{Springtime For Hitler}}: The sarcastic ad campaign Frank throws together that he believes will get him fired, but ends up having getting him a promotion offered instead.



** With Kathy Bates in the picture more like Those Three Actors...
26th May '15 9:43:34 AM WillBGood
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* MoralMyopia: Frank Wheeler. He rudely dismisses the criticisms of Norma, who calls him out on being a MasterOfMixedMessage to Maureen while also trying to be empathetic. He also confesses his affair just to get guilt off him and provoke a reaction from April and is puzzled why April really isn't bothered.

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* MoralMyopia: Frank Wheeler. He rudely dismisses the criticisms of Norma, who calls him out on being a MasterOfMixedMessage MasterOfTheMixedMessage to Maureen while also trying to be empathetic. He also confesses his affair just to get guilt off him and provoke a reaction from April and is puzzled why April really isn't bothered.
24th Mar '15 5:19:32 PM CarolC
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* MoralMyopia: Frank Wheeler. He rudely dismisses the criticisms of Norma, who calls him out on being a MasterOfMixedMessage to Maureen while also trying to be empathetic. He also confesses his affair just to get guilt off him and provoke a reaction from April and is puzzled why April really isn't bothered.
31st Dec '14 10:03:13 PM nombretomado
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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, KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.

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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, KateWinslet Creator/KateWinslet and {{Leonardo DiCaprio}}.
2nd Jun '14 10:35:51 PM CarolC
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech


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* YourCheatingHeart: Frank has an affair with a secretary and April has a brief fling with Shep. Later, Frank explicitly invokes his affair just to get a reaction out of April. It doesn't work. She knows he's confessing it not out of nobility, but control.
6th May '14 6:58:58 AM CarolC
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* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.

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* DevelopmentHell: There have been attempts to adapt the book to the screen dating back to 1967.*
* DomesticAbuse: Frank and Shep have hit and screamed at their wives.


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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Frank partially relies on this so April won't abort his child.
8th Mar '14 11:33:14 AM SquigPie
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* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:April, although it's more like "death-by-attempted-abortion"]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:April, April, although it's more like "death-by-attempted-abortion"]]
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