One thing I did manage to do this weekend (that isn't really a weekend but is for me) is to go see Revolutionary Road. What a wonderfully bleak, haunting movie. It's a winner for sure. Richard Yates has definitely made it onto my TBR pile.
The interesting thing for me is how much the lifestyle portrayed in the movie echoed the lifestyle in Phyllis Brett Young's The Torontonians, a book I reviewed in the last Canuck book challenge (http://gunnersmiscellany.blogspot.com/2008/01/canuck-book-four.html). The dissatisfaction, the angst, the thin veneer of normalcy - it's all there in spades. I'm thinking I may wind up rereading The Torontonians sometime in the near future.
It was also interesting to see Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio on screen together again. These are two blockbuster actors who really haven't gone the blockbuster route which is great. Adding Kathy Bates to the mix was, of course, a very good thing.