Harold and Maude

Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

A classic of dark comedy.

PG 1971 91 minutes

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age 15+

One of the Best

I love this film. Over the years I have seen it again and again and always get more out of it. It is a perfectly crafted dark comedy with a whole lot of thought provoking story telling mixed in. The music, performed by Cat Stevens, is so perfectly mixed in, adding another beautiful layer to the storytelling. I think it is for older teens though. The many, sometimes gruesome, fake suicide attempts and one sex scene, though tastefully done, along with the fact that the story requires a little life experience to fully enjoy, makes me think 15+ on this one. Then I suggest rewatching it every few years,
age 13+

Classic black humor, but not for everyone

Bizarre and macabre, H&M takes gallows humor to a new level, with Bud Cort as a baby-faced, black clad youth obsessed with funerals and fake suicides, and Ruth Gordon as the sexy octogenarian who straightens him out. The increasingly gruesome fake suicides may be too creepy for tweens, and the implied sex scene between the 2 leads has grossed out many a high schooler.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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