Sam Mendes won the Best Director Oscar for his debut film, American Beauty
. The 1999 black comedy took a jaded view of suburban ennui and emasculated middle-aged men, and while Mendes returns to this subject matter with his adaptation of Richard Yates' cult novel Revolutionary Road
, it's hardly a case of an artist reverting to safe, familiar territory. Set in the 1950s, Revolutionary Road
stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet -- reunited for the first time since Titanic
-- as Frank and April Wheeler, thirtysomething suburbanites who imagine themselves free spirits, but are in fact just as ordinary as all the neighbors they condescend t...