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70s Cult Classic - An Absolute Gem of a Film
on 20 July 2017
The product I bought is a Region 1 DVD which will not play on most standard European devices. This was clearly stated in the description and I was fully aware of it at the time of purchase. Make sure you read the product description carefully before ordering to avoid disappointment.
The film has become a veritable cult classic since its release in 1971. It's a hilarious black comedy and the ultimate May-December romance all rolled into one. Harold is twenty, spoiled, filthy rich, and bored with life. Maude is a lively lady in her very late seventies. They meet at a funeral and form an unlikely friendship from the moment the free spirited Maude goes joyriding in Harold's private hearse. Everything about the film is utterly outrageous, from the characters, their relationship and Harold's macabre "hobby" to Maude's utter disregard for conventions and property.
Harold is played by Bud Cort, Maude by the wonderful Ruth Gordon. Both deliver delightfully OTT performances. It's cheesy, it's campy, it's funny as hell, it's one of the most enjoyable films I've ever seen. An absolute gem. The Cat Stevens soundtrack is legendary to boot.