I have heard this movie before, but I never thought it is not about something revolutionary and innovative. So when I saw the Revolutionary Road where the couple lived, it embarrassed me a lot. It is so clear that all stories will smoothly or violently develop here. It turns out that I am proved to be right and not only the couple’s story end up at the Revolutionary Road but also many other countless couple’s stories are meant to perform here for eternity.
When Frank and April first met, both of them were terrific, because they have supreme dreams of their own. Frank was a dreamer and thoughtful man aspiring to live in Paris which he convinced is the most meaningful place worth living while April anticipated to becoming a well-known actress. Maybe it is rather normal to possess such dreams at youth,because dreaming is an easy thing. The difficulty lies in the process of realizing the dream. It is always evident that some people achieve their dreams but some not, they quit instead. Still, there are people who don’t succeed and will continue to pursue their dreams and they are on this painstaking road much longer than anyone else. I really don’t know which categories I belong to, but I guess, I will prefer the last one.
What about the couple? Sadly, neither of them insist dreaming and chasing. I don’t see how pathetic in this, nonetheless.Because I believe the tremendous tragedy is that they know exactly how empty their lives and their jobs are and still they lack the courage to change it which definitely leads them to boredom, emptiness and quarrel as well. Just as the line depicts “Plenty of people are on to the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.” People can live a satisfying life if they don’t catch the emptiness. Nevertheless the question is that you do have profound understanding of what life should be and not to be, so standing at a junction, you have an option to make whether you turn left or right. Your choice depends on whether you stay the same to endure your dull life or you fight up and face the challenges of seeking what you really look forward. So hard, right? On behalf of Frank and April,they choose stabalization at the beginning so April remains to be a disappointing character in her play and Frank keeps on his boring job in a company. One day,they had a big fight and it seems that they were on the point of losing their mind. In the case, Frank talked violently to his wife but April kept running away to avoid having any conversation with her husband. She kept saying “Can’t you just leave me alone? Can’t you just stop talking and let me think myself.”
It strikes me that communication plays an essential role in our daily life especially when you lead a tiring life.Without it, the relationship among people may go into obstacle, because obviously we all have to speak out what we think, what we want and what we dislike. Otherwise, life will be full of lies for others will think from their guesswork that what your understandings, interests and hates are and they are all going to be true if you don’t deny. Onthe contrary, with good communication, it is inevitable that we are able to get along well with others who we care for and love to our fullest heart. If a good relationship needs all but only a face to face and heart to heart talk, why can’t we be a little generous and give it a try? It is honesty that we must save for our friends, our families and so forth.
The climax of the film takes place when a decision was made. To everyone’s surprise, Frank and April decided to settle in Paris meanwhile April will work to support Frank and grant him the freedom to find out something significant and meaningful. During their preparation, something unexpected happened that Frank was promoted in his job and in the mean time April was pregnant. Such jokes really bothered them to an extreme degree,resulting in their endless arguments as well. You see the ironic fact here, don’t you? In reality, it is the passion ignited by the idea that made them fall in love with each other again and have a baby accidently, similarly, Frank was so pleased and vigorous that he came up with an inspiring idea which was precisely appreciated by his boss. Therefore exactly as master Wugui in Kung fu Panda said “There is no accidence.”
Ultimately, after a multitude of arguments,Frank asked April to have their baby born and received his promotion. At the moment of abandoning the plan living in Paris, April went desperate and despaired. She held a belief that her husband had already owned a satisfactory life with a family, a good social state and a well-paid job but in the opposite direction all her hope had gone away. Increasingly insane as she was, she deduced an abortion herself and eventually caused her own death. There is no doubt that Frank felt very guilty and he moved out of revolutionary road.
Who to be blame? I perceive that faults exist both between them. They were selfish, hoping to compel the other to lead a life he or she wants. But this is not fair on account of the truth that fairness only exist when every individual is able to listen to his own voice and choose his own path, that is, in other words, making his own choice. But can you tell me how many people in the world could make his own choice. Few,let alone in our country.
Approaching to the ending, another couple came to live in the big and nice house on the Revolutionary Road. I know no matter the new comers will have a happy life or a sad life here, there will be more and more people in, cause life is a circle.
So, what date is the day that the revolution will succeed? Who knows!