Revolutionary Road: obligatory boyfriend viewing – follows a middle-class couple who hate suburbia… living in suburbia. It’s set in the 1950s, a time where men wore braces and top hats, ‘computers’ were exciting, and couples went to social dances with awesome swing music. DiCaprio and Winslet nail the acting, although you really don’t know whether Kate is supposed to be insane or her acting’s lapsing – there’s a few Titanic references: planned ocean voyage and steamy car sex. It’s an OK film but feels like it could be following any ol’ couple in suburbia and although it’s well-made there’s nothing really special on offer, with Mendes’ main technique being the slow zoom, which is totally overused. If you like harrowing melodramas the book would probably be a better bet as nothing about this film really grabs you.