Two for the Road
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In preparing his romantic comedy Two For the Road, director Stanley Donen decided to utilize many of the cinematic techniques popularized by the French "nouvelle vague" filmmakers. Jump cutting back and forth in time with seeming abandon, Donen and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael chronicle the 12-year relationship between architect Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife (Audrey Hepburn). While backpacking through Europe, student Finney falls for lovely music student Jacqueline Bisset, but later settles for Hepburn, another aspiring musician (this vignette served as the launching pad for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The picture never quite finds its tone."
‑ Pauline Kael, The New Republic
"Despite its visual trickery, it's one of the most emotionally honest films ever made in America."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A benchmark of marital dischord with luminous Hepburn, cheeky Finney"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"One of the best movies about relationships ever. Outstanding performances."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"The jagged editing left many audiences stranded, but credit Donen for at least trying to put some gas in the worn-out conventions of 1960s mainstream filmmaking."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Superb character study."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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