Sam Mendes Takes Aim at the Suburbs Again and Gratingly Misses the Mark

Baltimore City Paper | January 13, 2009
Screenwriter Justin Haythe and director Sam Mendes are so intent on hammering home the bleak message of Richard Yates' source novel about an unhappy couple caught in the conformist suburbs that they make even Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet blank, bland, and blobby.

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