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An interesting movie, but I don't think the two lead actors were really right for the part. Finney was so wooden, with such a flat delivery. And Audrey Hepburn was just being Hepburn, so not much range there. The emotions just seemed so flat.
- dan donian
A depressing little tale of a couple who by heading out on European vacations find that their marriage is slowly becoming finished.Worth a look for Hepburn and her slightly deranged (always laughing hysterically)husband Finney.
"There is no such thing as permanence anymore."
- Jeff Boston
Said the Frenchman to Hepburn's character. Hepburn and Finney do a great job playing real people. Too bad the same cannot be said of the always delightful Daniels (quite zany here) as the head of the messed up Manchester trio and their constantly cringe-worthy kid, Ruthie. Of course this British production makes them the only Americans in this otherwise fine film of opposites on the roller coaster of life, striving for permanence.
The write-up on this great movie doesn't mention how funny it is. It's rare that I laugh out loud at movies, and I surely didn't expect it with an Audrey Hepburn movie, but I was screaming out loud with laughter again and again at some of the things that happened. Surprisingly good film! I give it 4 stars.
two for the road
- kevin sellers
Good idea to analyze a troubled marriage vis a vis excursions taken by the couple to France and Italy at various times in their strained relationship. Stanley Donen's direction is stylish as befits the European setting and does an excellent job of knowing when to cut from one journey to an earlier or later one. My problems with this film center mostly on Frederick Raphael's screenplay, which veers from perceptive, sad, and witty, especially when dealing with the fights and difficulties Mark and Joanna experience, to an almost Neil Simonish jokiness and cuteness (i.e. Mark's pratfall in the pool which is used as a too easy way out of a particularly nasty spat as well as his annoying Bogie imitation) that is as intrusive as it is unrealistic. And not all that funny, either. I also felt that Raphael's script assigns 80% of the blame for the constant bickering to Mark. Maybe this is because Audrey Hepburn is cast as Joanna and there is no way that you're ever gonna show that particular actress, the epitome of chic adorableness, in anything approximating a contentious light. So the film becomes basically a Mark punching bag with scene after scene of him behaving churlishly or selfishly and Joanna being your basic saint in putting up with the jerk. Again, not very credible, as most divorce lawyers will tell you. As for the two leads they do their usual solid work, particularly Hepburn, who is excellent at expressing poignant regret along with sudden flashes of sharp edged repartee at her annoying husband. Unfortunately, the supporting cast tends toward the caricature-ish, especially William Daniels' too nerdy "efficiency expert." Give it a B plus.
timeless, underrated and truthful
this movie reflects the reality of people in love.as one grows older, the face of love changes as it asks itself to be defined at the different stages of one's life.poignant, hurtful, joyful and content are the many facets that this movie reveals.it carries you through two wonderful characters and their journey.this is an example of the rare movie that ages gracefully and endears each time you see it again and again.
Two for the Road
- Dashiell Barnes
An excellent dramadey that should've been a contender for the Best Picture Oscar of '67. Hepburn is outstanding & Finney should've recieved a Best Actor nomination. The story & editing make a film that's funny, romantic & at times painfully real about marriages & relationships. A finely-crafted, intimate film. I give it a 4.5/5.
A Brilliant Depiction of Marriage
- Andy Alburger
Probably one of the greatest depiction on marriages in cinema, Two For the Road is a film that grows on you every time you watch it. A brilliantly composed, choreographed, filmed, written and performed film, it remains one of the most bittersweet films in cinema. Highly underrated however, its a shame this excellent feature never plays on TCM, therefore shame on you TCM. There's a terrific thing you find new every time you watch it. For one thing, Henry Mancini's score is one of the most hauntingly lyrical tunes in film. Audrey Hepburn gives obne of her most brilliant performances and in the lead role opposite the amazing Albert Finney, she is absolutely riveting and fabulous, an indescribably inspirational performance. The chemistry they share is just too perfect too miss, and Donen's directing is just amazingly colorful, modern and wonderful. Frederick Raphael's script is also one of the most memorable of the 60's cinema.
Totally Hopeless Romantics
Has stayed at the top of my all-time fave list for decades.For anyone who knows that love isn't always easy; that opposites can not only attract, but drive each other crazy! Long-term relationships really are a rollercoaster, so buckle up and hold on tight!When all is said and done, however, this film shows the comfort of shared experience, and the wry humour that only comes from knowing another person inside out.First-time viewers need to pay attention as the time shifts backward and forward, sometimes using novel (it's 1967) cinematic devices. If Audrey's wardrobe and wigs don't always give away the chronology, just check the rego sticker on the car window at the start of each scene. The story evolves with the interweaving of about half a dozen European road-trips made by the couple throughout the sixties. Transport and fashions gradually become more glamourous, while Audrey and Albert descend into over-familiarity; their relationship dipping and swerving.Most of the movie had to be post-synched, after hiccups with the new medium of location filming with sound; probably resulting in less acclaim than the excellent script and structure deserved.As a portrait of an enduring, if tempestuous relationship, Two For The Road is mandatory viewing for any film buff and true romantic. The plot always benefits from re-watching, and the viewer's own changing life-experience. (sometimes called maturity)Eyes peeled for a cameo by the nubile young Jacqueline Bisset; ears tuned for the haunting, melancholy theme by Henri Mancini.... and did I mention the FROCKS!!
Two for The Road
Love this movie! I first saw it when I was in Junior High school in the 60's. I was already a fan of Audrey Hepburn because "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was and still is my favorite movie. When I saw this movie, I knew she was one of my favorite actresses of all time. I think it's such a classy movie and shows how complicated adult relationships can be. Please show this movie on TCM! I would also like to see other Audrey Hepburn movies on TCM more often!
Este filme adorvel e eu assistiria vrias vezes porque o roteiro maravilhoso e os atores tem um desempenho fantstico.
My Favorite Film
- Victoria H.
I first saw Two for the Road two years ago. I watch it 4-7 times a year. I think it is confusing for everyone the first time you watch it because it skips for one point in the relationship to another. But then again I think thats what keeps it interesting! It truly is a great film. I wish that is was more popular. It is in my opinion one of Audrey Hepburn's greatest roles. It is so believable that she truly is Joanna Wallace. And Albert Finney too is great in this film! It truly is a classic.
Two for the Road
- Lisa L.
This is a fabulous movie. Audrey Hepburn is fantastic. Albert Finey gives a wonderful performance. The scenery is gorgeous! I can never find it playing on TCM or anywhere else. It's a shame because it's a movie with true feeling and meaning and everyone should have the chance to see it. I know they would love it as much as I do!
A great road trip for the audience...
- Marie W.
It's sad that everyone knows Sleepless in Seattle when there's such great film out there like Two for the Road.It was made before I was born, but it's so timeless that you could watch it at any stage of your life.A light & beautiful way of telling the tough reality of love.I knew Albert Finney from Big Fish and didn't know he was such a handsome young man.