Two For the Road

Directed By: Stanley Donen Starring: Audrey Hepburn Albert Finney

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This is a brilliant sophisticated drama about a couple whose 12-year marriage comes to a crossroad. Both stop to reminisce, through flashbacks, in an effort to save their marriage.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40722926
UPC 024543208129
UPC 14 00024543208129
Format DVD
Release Date 11/1/2005
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note After 12 years of marriage, British couple Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney find themselves wondering whether they should continue forward through life together or go their separate ways. Bickering and bliss get equal time as husband and wife remember the past in its sunny and stormy times, and this perceptive tale of the struggle to create and maintain a fulfilling marriage rings true in nearly every scene.|Seven years earlier, director Stanley Donen explored the stress fractures in marriage with Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Robert Mitchum in the marvelously keen dramatic comedy THE GRASS IS GREENER, and Donen returned to the subject again in the early 1980s in BLAME IT ON RIO with less empathy and more nudity. TWO FOR THE ROAD, however, has always been the most popular of this trio of films about marriage on the rocks, as Hepburn and Finney give winning performances of partners who love each other but aren't sure they're in love anymore. Screenwriter and novelist Frederic Raphael's sparkling screenplay gives the movie zest and poignancy.
Plot Summary
Summary While flying from England to France to meet her architect husband for a vacation, Joanna Wallace reflects on the past 12 years of their relationship. She specifically recalls the three times that they made this journey together: the first time at the start of their relationship, the second when she was pregnant with their first child, and the third when they were beginning to grow apart.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Howard, you're the largest pocket of untapped natural gas known to man."--Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) to Howard Maxwell Manchester (William Daniels)
USA Today "...[A] chic '60s time capsule..." 11/05/1993 p.3D
Entertainment Weekly "[With] Hepburn, heart-stoppingly gorgeous but also giving the strongest, most adult performance of her career..." -- Grade: A 11/04/2005 p.61
Stanley Donen
Audrey Hepburn
Albert Finney
Cast & Crew
Albert Finney - Actor
Audrey Hepburn - Actor
Christopher Challis - Cinematographer
Eleanor Bron - Actor
Frederic Raphael - Writer
Henry Mancini - Original Music By
Madeleine Gug, et. al. - Editor
Stanley Donen - Producer
Stanley Donen - Director
William Daniels - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2230812
UPC 00024543208129
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Oscar (1968) Frederic Raphael, Nominee, Best Story & Screenplay
British Academy Awards (1968) Frederic Raphael, Nominee, Best British Screenplay
Golden Globe (1968) Audrey Hepburn, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy,Henry Mancini, Nominee, Best Original Score
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review After over a decade of marriage, Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn look back and find only fragments of their relationship. Mancini score adds poignancy to the couple's reflections on their stormy life. Touching and well-acted.
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Hepburn,Audrey
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Perceptive, winning film. Well directed...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Touching and well-acted.

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