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.]
Una buena película acerca de los altibajos y sinsabores de la vida en pareja. El guión tiene una estructura temporal realmente audaz, que a ratos genera algo de confusión, sin consecuencias graves. Finney y Hepburn tienen química, pero la película, a mi juicio, peca de reiterativa, rizando el rizo infinitamente.
Aside from "Wait Until Dark", this is my favorite Audrey Hepburn film...and I've seen almost all of them! The non-linear storytelling confused me as a kid but when I saw it again as an adult, it made perfect sense. Two people meet, fall in love then we see the deterioration of their marriage through flashbacks/flashforwards. The score is also one of the most memorable parts of the movie.
As in "The Bad And The Beautiful," the musical score of "Two For The Road" is a crucial component. It adds layers to scenes and makes them appear more deeply felt. Both films have serious flaws (in this case, Finney's boorish performance and the over-scaled performances of Bron, Daniels and their daughter), however, in the end, the haunting music floods the holes and fills them in.
One of my favorite films ever. This is one of those films people need to deconstruct its editing and storytelling method. Its a fun ride without taking a linear structure to storytelling. And even though they use the same musical motif throughout the film, I like melody alot.