Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet share the screen again
for the first time since 1997's Titanic, though it was probably a foolish marketing strategy to promote this film as a follow up, as those who believed it would be another fluffy romance would
surely have been disappointed with the ugly side of marriage depicted here.
The two leads star as Frank & Alice, a husband and wife in
the 'seven year itch' period of matrimony, both unhappy with their careers which they juggle with raising two young children.
Set in 1950's New England, its very much in stark contrast to
the idyllic picket fence family life which you'd synonymously visualise with the backdrop, while the performances from the entire ensemble convince throughout.
It's a shame that the reception to the film was only lukewarm
during its cinema run, and it can only really be blamed on a poor marketing campaign.