Harold and Maude

Look at the internet for long enough and you’ll inevitably find some hot-take-addicted young buck remarking about how an “edgy” movie they “discovered” on Netflix last weekend simply couldn’t be made today. Usually that sort of sentiment is bullshit. But Harold and Maude, the dark romantic comedy about a death-obsessed milksop of a young man meeting his 80-year-old girlfriend at a funeral? Okay, that one could have only happened in the ’70s, thanks to the minor miracle that was director Hal Ashby.

by Bobby Roberts
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Hal Ashby
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack