By Mathis Ferrut Journalist people, TV, reality TV Fascinated by the world of media from an early age, television has no secrets for him. Loft Story, Star Academy, Secret Story, the Ch'tis, the Marseillais… He is a real encyclopedia of reality TV. He is also a fan of sports (particularly football and Paris Saint-Germain) and music. He listens to everything and his playlists surprise more than one! You may have forgotten, but Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the actors of Titanic, one of the highest-grossing films of all time, worked together again a decade later, but not under the direction of James Cameron. . In this film, they also play a couple, but unfortunately, much less mythical than the one formed on the boat…
The duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will always be associated with a single film, Titanic >, but the truth is, while we always forget it exists, the actors, who are great friends in real life, starred in another feature film 10 years later. And this time again they played a couple.
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It Happened in 2008, But Not on Order, a romantic drama adapted from a 1961 Richard Yates novel of the same name. In this film, they shared the poster with familiar faces such as Michael Shannon, Oscar nominee for his work in the film, Kathy Bates, but also with others much less known at the time than in current time: Kathryn Hahn (Scarlet Witch and Vision) and David Harbor (Stranger Things).
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet plays lovers again 10 years after Titanic
Unlike James Cameron's hugely famous film set in 1912, the year the ocean liner sank, Rebel Wedding is set in the mid-1950s. Also, if in Titanic we witness the romantic encounter of two young strangers interrupted by a tragedy, Sam Mendes' film allows us to see the two actors in an already established marriage, which is facing a serious crisis.
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In The Rebellious Wedding, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Frank Wheeler, a docker with many dreams who meets the woman of his life, a young aspiring actress named April, played by Kate Winslet. After getting married and having two children, the Wheelers are the perfect couple in everyone's eyes, but inside they face a heartbreaking reality: they've both given up on their dreams and are unhappy with each other. their decision to start a family.
A film that took years to get started
The film from the director of Paths of Perdition, 1917 and American Beauty stray from conventional romanticism to construct a seemingly perfect, yet absolutely bitter and resentful love story in which the two actors deliver a brilliant performance which deviates a lot, moreover, from what they showed under the orders of James Cameron.
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Curiously enough, putting The Rebellious Wedding canned has been a long and complex that, if completed as originally planned, would have been released long before Titanic. As soon as Yates' novel was published in 1961, various industry figures expressed interest in making it into a film, but eventually the author, who was very interested in seeing his work adapted, died without having saw his wish come true. Years later, after the project had sat on the shelf for decades, the adaptation rights were bought by BBC Films and it began to take shape.
In 2008, finally, the film saw the light of day, with mostly positive reviews and discreet recognition, but in no way can it be considered a failure.
Article written in collaboration with our colleagues at Sensaciné .