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Kathryn Hahn

No heroes, this time; just ordinary

NEW YORK - In Revolutionary Road, Leonardo DiCaprio does not play a CIA agent, a reclusive multimillionaire or a South African diamond smuggler. Instead, he plays Frank Wheeler, a suburban husband, father and office worker - a character of whom it could be said that there's nothing unusual or extraordinary at all.

"I suppose it would be a first," DiCaprio says of this exceedingly normal, almost banal role. "A lot of times, movies don't get made unless it's about something larger than life, or something people find is more interesting than" - and here he laughs - "the monotony of everyday existence."

But Revolutionary Road did get made, and it's...