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Two for the Road (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 July 1967 (Japan)
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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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Stanley Donen
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audrey Hepburn ... Joanna Wallace
Albert Finney ... Mark Wallace
Eleanor Bron ... Cathy Manchester
William Daniels ... Howard Manchester
Gabrielle Middleton Gabrielle Middleton ... Ruth Manchester
Claude Dauphin ... Maurice Dalbret
Nadia Gray ... Francoise Dalbret
Georges Descrières ... David (as Georges Descrieres)
Jacqueline Bisset ... Jackie
Judy Cornwell ... Pat
Irène Hilda Irène Hilda ... Yvonne de Florac (as Irene Hilda)
Dominique Joos Dominique Joos ... Sylvia
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Storyline

Married early thirty-somethings Joanna and Mark Wallace are making the three day drive from their home in London to St. Tropez for the unveiling of the lavish house Mark, a successful architect, designed for his wealthy clients, Maurice and Francoise Dalbret. Joanna and Mark are at a rough stage of their relationship, much of their conversation along the way centered on the possibility of divorce to end the farce they now consider their marriage. The macro ups and downs of their marriage are presented in previous road trips they took together in France, with each trip having its own micro ups and downs. The first was twelve years earlier when they met, he backpacking through the country, she traveling to a music festival with her all-girl singing group, with they ending up together purely by circumstance instead of Mark hooking up with Joanna's colleague, Jackie. The second was an impromptu trip which was supposed to be throughout the continent with Mark's ex-girlfriend, the former ... Written by Huggo

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They make something wonderful out of being alive!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

15 July 1967 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Un camino para dos See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,000,000, 31 January 1968
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Stanley Donen Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Audrey Hepburn does not wear her trademark designer clothes by Givenchy in this film. Director Stanley Donen insisted that it was essential for her character that she wear clothes that could be bought in a store. See more »

Goofs

At 1:26 into the movie when Audrey Hepburn goes to kiss Albert Finney overlooking the ocean, the film isn't cut properly so that Hepburn doesn't start at the proper frame, she just runs in from the middle of the camera. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joanna Wallace: [referring to a pair of newlyweds seated in the back of a Rolls Royce] They don't look very happy.
Mark Wallace: Why should they? They just got married.
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Referenced in Naked Angels (1969) See more »

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Not your typical sugary Hollywood love story
8 August 2003 | by mmckaibabSee 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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