I have been meaning to watch this film for a while because of its status on AFI's 10 Top 10 List, and I finally got to watch it in a film class. I went in knowing very little, and I came out knowing that it was one of my new favorite films.
I am going to try to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible. The humor in this film is dark and absurd, just as I like it. I found myself laughing extremely hard almost consistently, as did most of the other people in the room. The characters are thoroughly developed and sympathetic. That is all I am going to say about the writing.
The film is also extremely well-made. The cinematography is great, and the production design is equally thought-out. The soundtrack choices are great, and accent the film very well.
Overall, I loved "Harold and Maude". It is a funny, well-made dark romantic comedy. I recommend that anyone and everyone give it a try.
Harold and Maude
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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