Harold and Maude (1971)

harold and maudeHarold and Maude (1971)

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles


This is a dark comedy with a quirky romance and it’s not for the faint of heart! Or I guess it could be, there’s a lot of stargazing sweetness in here as well. So long as you don’t mind a completely bizarre old lady and a kid who keeps coming up with ways to fake his own suicide.

A depressed kid who’s hobbies include pretending to kill himself and attending other people’s funerals is constantly beset by his mom to do something with his life. Specifically, to get married. He scares off all the dates he gets, and instead forms a strange relationship with an old woman he meets at a couple of the funerals. She enjoys stealing cars and inventing strange things, and the two of them are a surprisingly good match.

It’s a fun movie. Dark, definitely, but still fun and quirky in its own respect. Given all the other weird things about this, it’s strange that the thing that sticks out the most is the age difference between the two lovers. Guess that really says more about me than it does about the movie, unless you want to give it the laurel of being able to weird you out, even if you don’t mind a lot of weird stuff.


About Reid

Born in a dumpster, died in a fire. View all posts by Reid

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: