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Two for the Road (1967)

Approved | | 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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Cathy Manchester
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Howard Manchester
Gabrielle Middleton ...
Ruth Manchester
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Maurice Dalbret
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Francoise Dalbret
Georges Descrières ...
David (as Georges Descrieres)
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Pat
Irène Hilda ...
Yvonne de Florac (as Irene Hilda)
Dominique Joos ...
Sylvia
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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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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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27 April 1967 (USA)  »

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Un camino para dos  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Audrey Hepburn was Stanley Donen's first and only choice for the role of Joanna. When he sent her a treatment, she turned it down because the avant-guard style of filmmaking didn't appeal to her, as she had already done one like it before that hadn't been successful (it was probably Paris When It Sizzles (1964)). When he tried again and sent her a whole script, she loved it and agreed to do it. See more »

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When Mark and Joanna are riding away in the concrete pipe, you can clearly see that the truck carrying them has a large set of wheels as the furthest back portion of the truck, which would make it difficult for them to just jump out. But when they cut to the scene where they are jumping out, the large set of wheels is gone. See more »

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[Mark and Joanna see a bickering couple]
Mark Wallace: That's marriage for you.
Joanna Wallace: That's marriage for *them*.
Mark Wallace: That's marriage - full stop.
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Referenced in Julia: Two for the Toad (1970) See more »

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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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