Friday, February 27, 2009

Revolutionary Road.

"This is what's unrealistic. It's unrealistic for a man with a fine mind to go on working year after year at a job he can't stand. Coming home to a place he can't stand, to a wife who's equally unable to stand the same things. And you know what the worst part of it is? Our whole existence here is based on this great premise that we're special. That we're superior to the whole thing. But we're not.Look at us. We're just like everyone else. We've bought into the same ridiculous delusion, this idea that you have to settle down and resign from life."

Personally, I loved this film. I thought it really highlighted the true horrors of conformity that accompany suburban life and the hopelessness of the American Dream. Perhaps the idea was over dramatized, but I thought it really brought out a darker side of middle class life that films don't often choose to represent.

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