Ben Oliver

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Harold and Maude

I haven’t lived. I’ve died a few times.
02 February 2021

A young man obsessed with death (Bud Cort) meets an old lady in love with life (Ruth Gordon).

Manic Pixie Dream Gran meets a young Wes Anderson. Fun but eccentric to a fault. There’s only so much Harold or Maude one can take.

Fortunately at 90 minutes that’s only just too much; by and large this is a sweet and gently humoured offbeat comedy. One to watch and completely love/loathe.

Top tier use of Cat Stevens.

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