Friday, February 06, 2009

Kate Winslet's Oscar Race

So in the past two weeks, I have seen two of Kate Winslet's latest films, Revolutionary Road and The Reader. In both, Winslet plays somewhat deep and pretty troubled characters but her performance in both is absolutely spectacular. In Revolutionary Road, she plays a suburban housewife in the 1950's leading a seemingly dream life. She has a handsome husband, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a beautiful home and two great kids. But she wants to achieve her dreams and when plans get altered, things kind of go haywire. In the second film, The Reader, Winslet plays another troubled character with a dark history- she was a former S.S guard at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. When she falls in love with a boy half her age, she makes him read to her- hence the name of the film. The film spirals into an odd and slightly disturbing turn of events and leaves the viewer wanting more. Overall though, both films were excellent and Winslet who already won a Golden Globe for Revolutionary Road, deserves nothing but the best!

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