Directed by: Stanley Donen
Music: Henry Mancini
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney,
Claude Dauphin, Eleanor Bron,
Gabrielle Middleton, William Daniels,
Jacqueline Bisset, Nadia Gray,Georges Descrières
Most movies give you a very unrealistic view of love. It's supposed to conquer all. And presented with two good-looking leads, silhouetted against the sunset, hand in hand, it allows us to dream of an idyll (and ideal) that we must aspire to. Frankly, I think that trope is the reason for many a relationship failing. We seem to think that this is how it must be - love. So beautiful, so perfect, so...
But it isn't really, is it? Relationships are messy, complicated things. What happens after you fall in love? After you've lived together, and perhaps married each other, had a kid or two? What happens when those little things you once loved about each other are precisely those that set your teeth on edge? When the initial passion abates and a certain taken-for-grantedness, even tedium, sets in? Well, who would want to see a mirror image of ourselves on screen? What is the fun in seeing our own imperfections magnified tenfold? But that is exactly the trip that Stanley Donen takes us on, in this tale of marriage and morals.