In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “The real reason to check this movie out is the darkness and melancholy that’s oozing out of the screen.”
“Marriage is when the woman tells the man to take off his pajamas… and it’s because, she wants to send them to the laundry.”
I’m a big fan of Audrey Hepburn. But as I was getting ready to write this review, I realised that I’m a casual fan who only knows her from her most famous roles. I’ve never dug all that deep into the Audrey Hepburn canon and am really only familiar with the iconic movies in her filmography, like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Sabrina. With those sorts of movies forming my opinion of Hepburn, combined with the schmaltzy artwork on the cover of the $3 DVD I bought, I thought I knew what I was in for with Two for the Road. I was wrong.
Hepburn is Joanna Wallace, the well kept wife of Mark (Albert Finney), a rich and successful architect. Their marriage is in trouble, and the pressures of their current road trip across Europe is only making things more precarious. Cue a series of flash backs to different parts of their relationship, showing that this isn’t their first, or even second road trip in this part of the world. Each flashback shows a different stage of their relationship, giving a thorough evolution to the viewer. (more…)