May 1 - May 3, 2009
Directed by Sam Mendes
Rated R, 119 min.
Underwritten by Dolly's Bookstore
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio star as April and Frank Wheeler, a young couple living with their two children in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s. Their self-assured exteriors mask a creeping frustration at their inability to feel fulfilled in their relationship or careers. Based on a cult novel by Richard Yates and directed by Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY), the plot revolves around a plan to escape to Paris where they dream that everyone?s creative energy will flourish. The film co-stars Kathy Bates and is a must-see for lovers of powerful acting.
Two of the best performances in one of the best films of the year. - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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