Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack
Hal Ashby (Director), Colin Higgins (Writer)
Release: 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 donít matter and they become best friends and love each other.
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Harold was probably supposed to be about seven years older than I am, but I was in the last group that actually had their birth dates numbered in the draft, so even if it happened to me after I saw Harold and Maude, I definitely can relate to something about why Harold sees death as the way to live ....