3.5 stars (R)
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio act their asses off in this big, juicy melodrama from American Beauty director Sam Mendes (Kate's hubby) about April and Frank, whose first meeting is as sweet as Titanic fans would hope it to be. Ah, but then they get married and the fireworks begin. The intensity of their verbal warfare may turn off some, and the movie has a hint of smugness, but I appreciated watching two talented actors rip into meaty roles. 119 minutes.