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  Two for the Road Wedded Bliss
Year: 1967
Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Jacqueline Bisset
Genre: Comedy, RomanceBuy from Amazon
Rating:  7 (from 2 votes)
Review: An argumentative couple (Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) look back on the ups and downs of their marriage, most of which seems to have been spent holidaying in Europe.

If you're in "a long term relationship", and you've got to that stage where you trade snide comments with your loved one, where every conversation is leading to your next fight, where you're wondering what's the bloody point of this anyway, well be like that then, see if I care... then this is the romantic comedy for you. The editing is unusual, with the action flitting back and forth through the years, and there is some kooky 60's humour, with the crashing into the barn scene, the sunburn scene, and the speeded-up film scene standing out.

However there is a serious heart to the film, believably handled by the unexpectedly well-matched pairing of Hepburn and Finney, where you'll see the good times they've had and wonder if they can survive the bad times and accept that their marriage will never be perfect. But by the end, you might find the whole thing a little wearing. Script by Frederic Raphael and music by Henry Mancini. Audrey Hepburn or Jacqueline Bisset - there's a choice, eh?
Reviewer: Graeme Clark

 

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