New York Film Locations

 





Revolutionary Road (2008)

Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet), in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of becoming an actress, and Frank hates his job - one where he places little effort - although he has never figured out what his passion in life is. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris - a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been - as a means to rejuvenate their life. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence.


Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan.
  Grand Central is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms.  

otsoNY Comments: One of the most evocative settings in the film is the travel agency where April goes to purchase the tickets for the move to Paris. The sequences were shot in the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway, one of the great classics of New York architecture, and an ode to the powerful dreams travel has represented since it first opened in 1919.

Cunard Building, 25 Broadway and Morris Street, Manhattan.
   

Rutherford Place, East 15th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Manhattan.
   





 


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