"Revolutionary Road"

Revolutionary Road,” shot in Fairfield County in 2008, also is in the “Connecticut stinks” subgenre. It tells the story of a married couple in the 50s (Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Winslet) whose abandonment of their dreams is symbolized by their move from New York (of course) to Fairfield County, and then staying there rather than moving to Paris. The movie tries to make the case that a person’s neighborhood defines their soul, and that Fairfield County is a land of “hopeless emptiness.” Despite this movie’s anti-Connecticut bias, the director, Sam Mendes, came back the next year to shoot some scenes for “Away We Go.”
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Revolutionary Road,” shot in Fairfield County in 2008, also is in the “Connecticut stinks” subgenre. It tells the story of a married couple in the 50s (Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Winslet) whose abandonment of their dreams is symbolized by their move from New York (of course) to Fairfield County, and then staying there rather than moving to Paris. The movie tries to make the case that a person’s neighborhood defines their soul, and that Fairfield County is a land of “hopeless emptiness.” Despite this movie’s anti-Connecticut bias, the director, Sam Mendes, came back the next year to shoot some scenes for “Away We Go.”

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