Film Analysis: Revolutionary Road

with Phoebe Cirio, MSW, LCSW

 

 

Revolutionary RoadRevolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a couple living uncomfortably in the suburbs.  The story is set in 1955.  World War II, and the memory of service in the European theater, looms in the background for the men.  Frank and April believe themselves to be superior to their friends and neighbors.  Frank has contempt for his job, and most of his co-workers.  April felt she was destined for better things.  The life they have today was not planned, it just happened, and both regard it as temporary.