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Harold and Maude


Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner View All


Hal Ashby (Director) View All

Released: Dec. 20th, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
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Citizen Rules
I thought wrong, I mostly hated it.
Roy C.
The mother is merely trying to keep him from being a loner. Harold doesn’t care, he likes Maude instead. Maude is an unorthodox woman. She’s an enlivened old lady that lives in the fast lane, without any hang-ups.
That **** just gets under my skin in a bad way and I hate it. The only vague whisper of any of that is Harold's plan to marry Maude. Say what you will, but that's a checkbox ticked on my list of "Stupid Things You're Wasting My Time With". That part of the movie is infinitesimally small compared to everything else though. The idea that the two love interests take a wild stab at taboos by featuring a social recluse and a criminal with an extreme age....