"Revolutionary Road" shows the American Dream awakened by a nightmare.
It takes place in the 1950s, the decade not only of Elvis but of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.
It shows a young couple who meet at a party, get married and create a
suburban life with a nice house, a manicured lawn, "modern" furniture,
two kids, a job in the city for him, housework for her, and martinis,
cigarettes, boredom and desperation for both of them.