The talent in this film becomes obvious by simply watching it. Both DiCaprio and Winslet breathe life into their characters, the married (but not necessarily happily) Frank and April Wheeler. This film features the theme of simply surviving and working for a paycheck while grappling with the decision of whether or not to leave the security of a regular job and home to move to Paris to pursue dreams and to find one’s self. Just when the dream seems to actually be coming true, April learns she is pregnant and Frank is offered a promotion and pay raise at his job. Suddenly his desire for security grows, while April’s spirit is crushed when she sees the change in Frank.
This film realistically deals with the pressures of living in a suburban area and focuses on the stress to make money, to raise a family and not become stuck in a rut. It also deals with marital unhappiness. This movie features passionate romance and fighting and, unfortunately, strong language along with brief nudity and mature themes. We are unable to recommend this movie as a family-friendly film.