Two for the Road

Two for the Road is a 1967 British romance film directed and produced by Stanley Donen, and starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. The film tells the story of a married couple who reflect on their twelve-year relationship while on a road trip from England to the French Riviera. As they survey their foundering marriage in the present, the evolution of their relationship reveals itself through vignettes from four previous trips they took along the same route. The film was made from an original screenplay by Frederic Raphael. Supporting cast members include Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Claude Dauphin, and Nadia Gray.


The story begins in 1966 in Romney Marsh, Kent. The wealthy and successful architect Mark Wallace and his wife Joanna drive their 1965 Mercedes 230SL past a wedding on the way to Lydd Airport, where they take a British United Air Ferries flight to France. Upon arriving in France, they begin a drive to Saint-Tropez to meet with Mark's longtime client, Maurice Dalbret. As they make their way to the south of France, the unhappy couple reflect on four previous trips they made along the same route. The film jumps between their present and past trips to show how their relationship has broken down over time.