Harold and Maude

1971, Comedy, 1h 31m

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Hal Ashby's comedy is too dark and twisted for some, and occasionally oversteps its bounds, but there's no denying the film's warm humor and big heart. Read critic reviews

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Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life with a fresh perspective.

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  • Aug 02, 2015
    It is nowhere near the best films I've seen but it has good points. It suits my natural love for dark films, and it is filled with good humor and endearing characters. It may not be that good, but it captures your heart.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2013
    A lovable film that continues to resonate for long after it is over and makes you wish it would never end - and the best about it is how the relationship between the characters evolves in such an honest way, with a lot of humor and melancholy to the sound of Cat Stevens' sweet songs.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2013
    Harold and Maude is one of the weirdest films I've ever seen, it's part black comedy and part romance. It's dark but great fun to watch. The acting was superb, the dialogues were witty. Although it deals with the themes of death, it managed to make me laugh the whole way through. The soundtrack was perfect, the satire was nicely done. It's a great film to watch even by today's standard.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2013
    I just watched Harold and Maude for the first time and I loved it more than I could ever imagine. It was the epitome of beauty, while being artistically met with macarbe characters, bearing questions of the identity, life, and death. It was uneasy, quirky avante-garde in the 70s and it's a spectacular classic now.
    DA Z Super Reviewer

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