About

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

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Directed by

Sam Mendes

Written by

Justin Haythe (Screenplay)
Richard Yates (Novel)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

How do you break free without breaking apart?

Cast

Keywords

husband wife relationship infidelity jealousy adultery based on novel or book american dream housewife 1950s bleak suburbia marriage crisis unhappy marriage career free spirit aspiring actor unhappiness feeling trapped connecticut getaway

Photos

Lists

#540 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction Kristi Zea

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role