Harold and Maude Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort

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Harold a 15-year old boy meets Maude an 81-year old woman. This movie tells the story of their great friendship.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Cal Tormey

Harold is a wealthy, alienated 20-year-old who likes to attend the funerals of strangers. When his mother tries to fix him up with various possible spouses, he stages spectacular faked suicides. Eventually he runs into 79-year-old Maude at a funeral, and she awakens him to the beauty, possibility, and meaning of life. Harold announces to his family that he will marry Maude, but she has a different plan that will change his life forever. This is a delightful 1971 black comedy backed by dated but still beguiling Cat Stevens songs.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Harold and Maude

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Lover is...    -   much older/younger

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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