#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Young adult Harold Chasen, solitary and friendless by choice, is obsessed with death, this fascination manifesting itself in he staging his own fake suicides, driving a hearse, and attending funerals, even of people he doesn’t know, all to the chagrin of his exasperated wealthy mother with who he lives. Mrs. Chasen is determined for Harold to be “normal”, including she sending him into therapy to deal with his issues and finding him a girlfriend through a computer dating service. It is at a series of funerals that Harold meets Maude, on the cusp of her eightieth birthday, she who too attends funerals of strangers. Unlike Harold, Maude is obsessed with life – her own life to be more precise – she doing whatever she wants to please herself, damned what others may think or how they may be affected. Since she can’t take material possessions with her, she is more interested in experiences, with whatever material possessions she has – often “borrowed” without asking – only to further those experiences. Their friendship is initially based on how the other can further their own priority. But as Maude shows Harold how to truly live, Harold falls in love with her. Their relationship, already limited in time by the sheer math, is curtailed even more as Maude shows him only not how to live well, but die well.
Plot: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
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I loved this!
I want to BE Maude when I am older. Ironically, I have never seen a movie that was so full of life and joy. There are many little things in this movie, little details and gags, that increase the movie’s replayability. The acting is amazing. Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort have wonderful chemistry,which is a tribute to the their acting ability, as well as the tight writing and solid direction. I was sad that this movie did not garner more recognition than it did when it was released. I am also disappointed that Bud Cort has not starred in more things since this movie. Oh well. This is a good Hal Ashby movie to start with, but if you get a chance you should watch as many as possible. They are quirky, thoughtful and wonderful. “Harold and Maude” is a paean to life and love, even if it’s in the weirdest places.
A wonderfully offbeat celebration of life, love and individuality
Rich, but gloomy, disaffected and neurotic Harold (a lovely and charming portrayal by Bud Cort) has a morbid fixation on death; he regularly attends funerals of complete strangers and stages elaborate phony suicides in an attempt to get noticed by his cold and overbearing mother (superbly played to snooty perfection by Vivian Pickles). Harold gets shaken out of his grim funk after he meets and befriends Maude (a marvelously spry and rascally performance by Ruth Gordon), an exuberant elderly free spirit who gets Harold to loosen up and start enjoying life. Director Hal Ashby, working from a fresh, quirky and witty script by Colin Higgins, does a terrific job of creating and sustaining a delightfully droll and deadpan tone that gives the giddy black humor an irresistible blend of joy and verve that’s a total treat to watch (Harold’s fake suicides in particular are positively sidesplitting). Moreover, the sweet and touching central love story between two endearing oddball misfits is handled with great taste and sensitivity. Better still, this movie makes a profound statement about how one person can have a significant positive impact on another human being and how we should all love and appreciate life while we can. Among the comic highlights are Maude’s wildly careening driving of stolen vehicles, Harold’s inappropriate computer dates (Ellen Geer as pretentious aspiring actress Sunshine Dore is a complete hoot as she beats Harold at his own game), and Maude stealing a motorcycle from a highway patrolman (Tom Skerritt in a nifty minor role). In addition, we even get some real pathos amongst all the madcap hilarity; it’s implied that Maude was a concentration camp survivor and Harold’s big break-up scene is truly moving. It’s this delicate blend of humor and poignancy which makes this film so special and unique. Cort and Gordon are both outstanding in the leads; they receive sterling support from Pickles, Charles Tyner as Harold’s gung-ho military fanatic Uncle Victor, and Eric Christmas as a disapproving priest. Cat Stevens provides a sublimely cheerful and uplifting score. John A. Alonzo’s bright cinematography gives the picture a pleasing sunny look. Essential viewing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Hal Ashby
Writer Colin Higgins
Actors Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack
Awards Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 IIC, Panavision PSR
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm