Several years ago, I wrote about the lovely movie, Two for the Road (1967). I had spent numerous nights in a week watching this movie, over and over... falling in love with Joanna (Audrey Hepburn) and Mark's (Albert Finney) story of ups and downs. It felt so realistic and so relatable and quickly became a comfort movie of mine. The "all-over-the-place" style of showing the story was ahead of its time, and it is definitely one thing I really enjoy about the movie.
Fast forward six years later. It had been a long, long while since I've sat down and watched the whole thing (years, even). I had talked about it for several days, mentioning how much I loved it to my boyfriend. We had watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) recently, and he said, "Okay, next time it's your movie pick." I knew what my pick would be right away! I finally got to show my boyfriend one of my absolute favorite movies.
His thoughts? He loved it. Mine? I loved it even more than the first hundred times I had seen it.
We both laughed at the fact that Mark constantly misplaced his passport just to have Joanna "find" it. We loved seeing their relationship change--it grew out of nothing. They had met when Joanna was in the traveling choir. They got to know one another through hitchhiking and quickly started something. They got married and over time, you saw how much their marriage had changed. You saw their laughs and tears, as well as other great memories and big moments throughout their marriage. They did have some struggles and infidelities, but they worked them out. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed following Joanna and Mark's journey as they sort through any bumps they had along the road.
The chemistry that Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney was very evident and I think that's the biggest reason I loved the movie and thought it was so well done.
If you haven't gotten the chance to see it, I definitely recommend it! It's one of my favorite movies from the late 60s.