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"Harold and Maude" is a 1970's era gem that creeps right into your subconscious and never leaves.
on November 7, 2017
"Harold and Maude" is a 1970's era gem that creeps right into your subconscious and never leaves and is one of the best, in and out, of its genre. Ruth Gordon, with delightful focus and subtle brilliance, treats the audience to her character "Maude", a spry, elderly woman who is forward thinking, worldly, intelligent, innovative and despite her advanced age, can seem to be much younger than her almost 80 years. Bud Cort, with controlled boyish charm and dry humor, creeps his character "Harold" into your subconscious and ends up, and you can never really know why, being a sort of reluctant, Gothic heartthrob. Regarding the age differences of the two title characters and their blossoming romance, there isn't the usual "forced acting" aspect that one might expect. The two seem well fit for this macabre pairing. Their odd chemistry keeps you eagerly rooting for their "May / December" relationship to work and last. "Harold and Maude" will appeal to a wide range of people and especially to those who love, offbeat movies from the 1960's and the 1970's. I love this movie and highly recommend it !