Harold and Maude Review

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 3.56.08 PM         Harold and Maude is a funny (in the most twisted sense of the word)  movie, led by great performances, and a film that simply tells a beautiful tale. A film only Ashby could pull off, Harold and Maude is a film that navigates Harold’s revival via Maude.Applying adequate role reversal, giving old lady Maude a lively and rebellious soul, meanwhile Harold a sad, broken persona, Harold and Maude is a film that explores unlikely relationships whilst maintaining a sense of humor throughout the film. It might go a bit overboard with its suicidal prank scenes at times, but it simply works for this film. Pairing an unlikely perfect match, with Maude both serving as a manic pixie dream girl and a decomposition of said trope, Harold and Maude is a pioneer in the world of dark comedy with great performances and a beautiful tale to tell accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack, essentially placing it at the ranking of a fantastic film in my mind; at an 82 out of 100.

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