Welcome to one of the funniest, saddest, most brittle and brutal American comedies ever made about the long, long road of wedded ambivalence, with Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn as your unassailably glamorous guides. Stanley Donen’s Two for the Road, an alternately sweet and wrenching set of scenes from a marriage was one of the first unsuitable-for-children movies ever to play at Radio City Music Hall.
Watched as tribute to Albert Finney. An extremely unusual, mature romantic drama that contrasts the initial lovey dovey period with the actual hard work it takes to maintain a long-term relationship. Hepburn and Finney are both incredible in difficult, nuanced roles. The cross-cutting timelines reminded me of Hiroshima Mon Amour. Film was surely a key influence on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Also, fashion!
Two for the Road is a great Hollywood romance picture and it has many fine qualities. About a couple's relationship over a decade's time, the film explores romantic intimacy and coupledom in a way that's unusually frank for an American studio picture. Hepburn & Finney give two charming performances as the couple that's amongst their finest work as performers, they both carry the film on their shoulders. [cont.]
The stages of a relationship shown with lots of charm. From a narrative standpoint it might be a bit muddled, but Hepburn and Finney give the right touch of wit, chemistry, cynicism and joie de vivre for all to be pleased.