Recessionary Road

I wonder if Director Same Mendes would have adopted “Recessionary Road” as the title of his 2008 movie instead of “Revolutionary Road”. The movie is about a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb who struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Believing themselves to be superior to the surrounding mediocre neighbourhood, they decide to move to France where they will be better able to develop their true artistic sensibilities. As fate had it, their relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling and jealousy. Their trip and their dreams of self-fulfillment are thrown into jeopardy.

Had Sam Mendes made the movie “Recessionary Road”, the synopsis would have read something like this. “The movie is about a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb who struggle to come to terms with their financial problems, while trying to maintain their standard of living and their occasional indulgences. Thanks to the easy credit provided by the financial institutions that have been willingly financing and re-financing their loans and at the same time mortgaging and double…

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