Based on Richard Yates novel, Revolutionary Road reunites Titanic’s famously doomed lovers, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes, the film is a portrait of a stagnant 1950s suburban couple desperate to break free. Crowded with emotional cannibalism, screaming, emoting and angst, Revolutionary Road is an actor’s dream but the audience’s burden.

Grade: C

Revolutionary Road releases in theaters Dec. 26.