Harold and Maude- September 16th

haroldandmaudeHarold and Maude (1971)
English- Drama/Dark Comedy
Rated “PG”
Runtime- 91 min
dir. Hal Ashby

I’m still not sure that I completely understand this movie. Although it is strange and inventive, the true spirit of the movie becomes a little mottled.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

The story moves at a decent clip, but doesn’t take time to explain much. This makes it easy to enjoy several scenes in succession

Acting: 1.5/2

Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort are really interesting as far as chemistry goes, and they have a lot of dimension. Unfortunately, this only serves to outshine everyone else.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The sets are varied, giving the film a very adventurous feel. It’s just too bad the cinematography isn’t great, which screws up some of the cuts.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The suicide effects were really over the top, which helped to accent the absurdity of the underlying themes.

Misc: 1/2

It was a pretty good movie, but it just didn’t sit very well.


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