Harold and Maude

Film, Comedy
Harold and Maude

Time Out says

Like Bob Rafelson, a director similarly obsessed with the trials and tribulations of the children of the rich, Ashby forever treads the thin line between whimsy and absurdity and 'tough' sentimentality and black comedy. Harold and Maude is the story of a rich teenager (Cort) obsessed with death - his favourite pastime is trying out different mock suicides - who is finally liberated by his (intimate) friendship with Ruth Gordon, an 80-year-old funeral freak. It is most successful when it keeps to the tone of an insane fairystory set up at the beginning of the movie.

By: PH


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Hal Ashby
Colin Higgins
Cyril Cusack
Bud Cort
Charles Tyner
Vivian Pickles
Ellen Geers
Ruth Gordon
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