Revolutionary Road is a glimpse into the life of a young couple in typical American suburbia in the mid-50s. It is about how much the family is willing to give up in order to realize their dreams. It is about challenging and breaking free from the trappings of the concept of a "normal" family.
The acting by Kate Winslet is astonishing. The costumes were resplendent. And the cinematography is top-notch. Gosh, gosh, gosh... I have to stop my self from effusing about my love for the movie.
Check this trailer instead (which uses Nina Simone's Wild is the Wind, one of my most favorite songs).