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Two for the Road (1967)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  27 April 1967 (USA)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.

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Joanna is in a touring girl's choir and Mark is a struggling architect. when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together --- through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood --- all on the road in a variety of cars through a score of time-shifting vignettes. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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[Before getting married, hitchhikers Mark and Joanna spend a night in a hotel together]
Mark Wallace: This is definitely against my principles.
Joanna Wallace: Good. I wouldn't like to think that it happened all the time.
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Not your typical sugary Hollywood love story
8 August 2003 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favorite romance movie of all time. The film tracks a couple by showing us their varied trips together through France. But what is so wonderful is that this is no Hollywood, sugar-coated love story but the chronicle of a very real marriage that should be recognizable to anyone who is working at his or her own marriage. We see the bonding that forms from the NOT love-at-first-sight trip, the glowing honeymoon trip, and the us vs. them trip. But we also see the trips that involve estrangement, infidelity, discord and marital rapprochement.

Stanley Donen takes all these trips, chops them into pieces, and presents them in a fascinatingly scrambled chronology that takes several viewings to unscramble. He also gets excellent performances from all his actors, especially Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.

At the end we appreciate this marriage so much more because we've seen all the work it has taken and learn that "bitch" and "bastard" can really be terms of endearment.


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