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Two For the Road

(UK, 1967)

Two actors I really like a lot: Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. A director I like: Stanley Donen, who did any number of classic musicals and Charade, probably my favorite romantic comedy-drama of all time. So why didn’t it work for me? For one thing, I just don’t think the chemistry was there. For another, though I don’t object to hopping around in time when telling a story, this one did a little too much of it. We follow this couple in their travels around Europe, and I’m not sure whether it was four or five different time frames. We see them as young people, and at different stages of life, and see that their marriage is unraveling. There were parts of it I liked, but as a whole I can’t recommend it.