Rent Harold and Maude (1971)

3.8 of 5 from 255 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
Ashby's film follows the burgeoning relationship between the gloomy, 20-year-old, suicide-staging Harold (Bud Cort), suffocated by his wealthy homestead, and the sprightly octogenarian Maude (Ruth Gordon), whose bohemian wiles and open-arms approach to living enable Harold's first gentle steps towards embracing existence.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Colin Higgins, Charles Mulvehill
Writers:
Colin Higgins
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/05/2002
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/07/2014
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill New and exclusive video discussion of the film by critic David Cairns

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Reviews (5) of Harold and Maude

A timeless classic - Harold and Maude review by CP Customer

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23/10/2005

Harold is an odd young man with a preoccupation with death. Constantly faking suicide to get the attention of his inattentive wealthy mother, this wealthy young man spends his time attending the funerals of strangers and cruising around in his very own hearse. While attending a funeral he encounters 79 year old Maude, a fellow 'funeral gatecrasher', and a woman like no other he has ever met. Together, they embark on a life changing friendship. Maude teaches him to embrace life, challenge authority and awakens his spirit to the world around him. 'Harold and Maude' is both about learning to embrace life, finding joy in the little things, not taking a moment for granted, and at the same time a dark comedy about two if life's misfits who find friendship and love in the company of one another. My only complaint about 'Harold and Maude' is that I didn't make time to see it sooner.

10 out of 11 members found this review helpful.

Eccentric but dated - Harold and Maude review by JD

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16/03/2010

Delightfully eccentric film about a lad with a preoccupation with suicide. There are memorable scenes of his suicide bids, the first being the most shocking and subsequent attempts getting more comical. The style of acting and direction are dated and for my taste distant and impersonal. Some of the plot is unexplained. The unique humour is the outstanding feature which remains quirky and enjoyable throughout.

6 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Oddly unique - Harold and Maude review by CP Customer

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09/11/2005

I found this film strange initially to get into but once the weirdness was accepted I found it uniquely interesting,amusing and charming. Rent this out if you want a change to the run of the mill "hit movies".

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

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