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Two for the Road
They make something wonderful out of being alive!
The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and their increasing tensions that led to both of them having extra-marital affairs.
Like all of Linklater's Before movies, except better because it's just one movie.
I'm seeing this movie for the very first time, unknowingly celebrating its 45th anniversary. Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney give two impressive performances in an ambitious film that had to be one of the first of its kind to take a non-linear approach with its storytelling.
Stanley Donen always worked well with Hepburn, and with this film they go for something even more daring than their previous work. Sadly, only about half of it really works and the other half falls flat. Nevertheless, there's plenty of nice things to say about the movie - chief among them being that it was obviously way ahead of its time when it comes to editing and structure.
Finney and Hepburn share a good…
It has some great moments in both the drama and comedy. However, if we had cut out 15 minutes of Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn swimming I would have felt this was a far superior film.
Audrey Hepburn / Albert Finney, matrimonio y coche
Scenes From A 60's Marriage: Stanley Donen's 1967 film is daringly original. A cubist look at a marriage in simultaneous bloom and turmoil. The film's narrative is broken into several threads as couple Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney meet, go on a road trip and seemingly break up all told consecutively. This is the kind of movie that isn't talked about or seen much by general audiences but has influenced the likes of Steven Soderbergh or Quentin Tarantino who have used similar narrative structures in their modern films.
Finney and Hepburn are great together with lots of chemistry which isn't easy cause Finney is an actor who can come off brutish and mean but he shows real charm here and Hepburn is a stunner as always.
The photography really shines here and it's one of the most adult and realistic films on the late 60's that I've seen. Highly recommended.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Imagine Linklater and Ozon went and made a 1930's screwball; brought Shane Carruth to edit and voila!
"They don't look very happy"
"Why would they? They just got married."
Frederic Raphael, who hurt you?! That he wrote something so brilliantly funny yet so brutally cynical, and that he could give that screenplay to a director as surely optomistic as Stanley Donen and not have his vision compromised in the slightest is a small miracle.
Having seen only the rather disappointing CHARADE, I was a little sceptical of Donen without Kelly, but TWO FOR THE ROAD is just perfect. It's hilarious and ingenious and heartbreaking and just as visually and structurally playful as anything Donen had worked on previously. (the man made ROYAL WEDDING and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, no less!)
Another thing - TFTR was released only…
Pincha un poco hacia el final pero he disfrutado enormemente el viaje (jueguito de palabras).
Audrey Hepburn / Albert Finney, matrimonio y coche
Other than the slightly bumpy change of direction that introduces her new lover, this picture is kind of perfect. They just don't make love stories as emotional and honest and difficult as this anymore. Also, the editorial. Good god.
Finney pissed me off. He does the grumpy old man well.
So boring. I had a hard time keeping the timeline straight, and I was constantly distracted by how unattractively skinny Audrey Hepburn was. Yikes.
This film lived up to its reputation as one of the best movies on marriage.
A very clever, very cleverly done movie. I love how it cuts between different points in the relationship of the two characters. This is a movie that asks you to keep pace with it as its races along, and it is worth the effort.
I'm not the biggest Audrey Hepburn or Albert Finney fan, but I have to say that both were superb here.
The movie goes from comic to serious and back again, and I loved every moment of it.
Autor de varias obras maestras del musical más edulcorado, Stanley Donen firmó en 1967 una de las comedias más ácidas de las que se tiene constancia. Con el concurso de dos protagonistas en estado de gracia –y que, como él, estaban en trámites de divorcio de sus respectivos matrimonios- , Dos en la carretera es una auténtica delicia; una comedia (casi) perfecta.
En ello tiene mucho que ver el magistral guión de Frederic Raphael. Cabría decir, incluso, que merece la pena sentarse a ver la peli con papel y boli. Algunas de las réplicas son antológicas.
Si a eso sumamos la elegancia de Donen y la música de Mancini, uno puede imaginarse el resultado.
Una pequeña obra maestra.
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