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Harold and Maude

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When Harold (Bud Cort), a depressed and death-obsessed teenager, meets Maude (Ruth Gordon), a quirky and life-affirming 79-year-old, they form a most unusual relationship, bonded by their outsider outlooks on life. Hal Ashby’s cult classic, featuring one of cinema’s oddest couples, delights in the unexpected by combining uber-dark humour with a moving love story, not to mention a Cat Stevens score—and all to memorable effect. Harold and Maude has aged beautifully and remains one of the most original American independent films of all time.

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“Cinema's most disconcerting odd couple.”
Empire
“All the fun and gaiety of a burning orphanage.”
Variety
“A touching love story between perhaps the most unlikely couple in cinema history”
The Guardian
“The Cat Stevens soundtrack [is] unquestionably one of the greatest in the history of the medium.”
Slant
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Featuring: Ruth Gordon Bud Cort Vivian Pickles Cyril Cusak Charles Tyner
Year: 1971 Runtime: 91 mins Rating: All Ages