”If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane.” -Revolutionary Road
For the past few weeks, I kept running into Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio’s glorious film Revolutionary Road, while channel surfing. And I never get to start it. I always run into the middle part where April (Kate Winslet) says she’s pregnant and decides that abortion is the best solution blah blah blah. Frank (Leonardo Dicaprio) disagrees of course and boom, the screaming begins. The movie is actually heavy drama and centered on the life of married couple Frank and April. They’re a symbol of a picture-perfect couple for their neighbors in 115 Revolutionary Road. Problem is, they’re a far cry from a perfect couple. April wants to achieve her dream to be an actress in Paris while Frank hates his horrible and very boring job. Still, the couple decides to just live their life normally even though they wanna strangle each other every chance they can get. I won’t give out all the details anymore, just the ending. So April and Frank had this tremendous fight and April storms out of the house. The next morning, the couple had a pleasant breakfast and tried to pretend that everything was alright. Frank left for work and April, hold your hearts now, decided to abort her baby and performs “instillation abortion” (please don’t ask me what it is). The abortion goes wrong and April dies. Its terrible isn’t it?
But hey, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the movie. I swear. I adore everything about it. The plot, the setting, the dialog,the characters and of course, Leonardo Dicaprio. Kidding aside, what sparked my interest most is not just how hot Leo is in this movie (well okay maybe a little), rather its the story itself that caught me. How they manage to live a life they both despise so much and survive in a world that thinks they’re happy and perfect every damn second is what totally caught me. See Frank works in this corporate company or whatever it is that buys these huge machines and computers which are used in accounting and whatsoever. And I swear to you he hates it. But he thinks he doesn’t have much choice. He thinks its the only way his family can live comfortably and luxuriously. Frank does not really know what he wants to do. Its like he hasn’t found his passion yet. Its not that he isn’t good in his job, because he really is. In fact he was even promoted to a higher position. So, he’s a sort of successful man thanks to his stupid job.
And theres his wife, April who has big dreams but is unable to achieve them due to her husband’s refusal to move to Paris where April thinks she can fulfill her dreams. Frank thinks this is a pointless idea since they can be happy in 115 Revolutionary Road. They’ve got everything they want and need so he thinks Paris is only a childish dream. But is it? I mean, thats what he thinks. For himself, that is. How bout April? But because of the circumstances, with April being pregnant, Paris became totally out of the question. So theres no point in arguing anymore. Then as I’ve said earlier, April killed the baby and ended up killing herself too in the process. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. So what in Merlin’s baggy pants is the point of this entire post?
Well, I only got 3 things for you which I realized after seeing this movie for who knows how many times I’ve seen and cried because of it. First is life is short, okay? Life is TOO short. You don’t have all the time in the world you know? None of us do. Life is short so go ahead and do whatever you wanna do. Don’t spend your life sulking around the corner saying life is unfair. Stop thinking “why can’t I do what I wanna do? why is it that nobody cares?” Like April, whose being this drama queen who goes screaming at her husband because he doesn’t want to let her go and explore the world. You know what, no one’s actually trying to stop you from doing anything except yourself. Sometimes, its just us who makes us feel down ourselves. Go do the things you think will make you happy. Don’t go on doing stuff you don’t wanna do in the first place like Frank. Don’t say you don’t have a choice because you do have. In the end, its still freewill that will take you places. Its still down to your own thinking and your own choices. Second, don’t go running away from your responsibilities. April probably thought that her whole world is crumbling in front of her already and that theres nothing else to do other than to die. Don’t think that just because you escaped from something you don’t want to happen will make you brave or heroic. Actually, it will make you look cowardly. Escaping is never an option. Go ahead and face it. Because at some point in your life, whatever it is that you ran away from will come back for you.
Well, I think thats all. Aside from the fact that I’m kind of sleepy already I think I made my point pretty clear. Look, I’m not like being preachy or something here. I just want to share whatever it is that I’m thinking besides, thats the whole point of blogging right? So whether you agree or not I don’t care. Well okay, maybe a little. (Haha!) But other than that, I just wish you’d pause for a second and try to ponder what I’d typed in this post, okay? Thats all. Hope you guys get it.
Oh, before I forgot. I said I got 3 things for you right? And I only mentioned 2. So heres the third and last one. After seeing the movie, I gotta ask you this. How can Leonardo Dicaprio still be as freaking hot as he was 13 years ago when he starred in Titanic? I mean, seriously.