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Unhappily ever after

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March

You cinematic softies will no doubt gush for this: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who played the king of the world and a spunky heiress in 1997’s Titanic, are going to reunite in a movie that shows yet again life ain’t all peaches and cream . Hollywood trade Daily Variety says Revolutionary Road will be directed by Sam Mendes, who also happens to be Kate’s husband, and who happens to have won an Oscar for a ditty called American Beauty (and he’s British, no less). The DreamWorks flick, based on a 1961 novel by Richard Yates, is about a suburban 1950s couple caught between their urges and that era’s pressures to conform. What? No picturesque Cleaver family existence? Who knew?

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