Harold and Maude
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. Show more... When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
Richard McGuinness The fact that [it] isn't very funny and, like its 80-year-old heroic, long outlives its necessary life, is less important than the fact that the characters frequently react gently or like credible human beings to the script's impossible notions.
Dave Kehr Simpleminded, but it's fairly inoffensive, at least until Ashby lingers over the concentration-camp serial number tattooed on Gordon's arm. Some things are beyond the reach of whimsy.
Derek Adams It is most successful when it keeps to the tone of an insane fairystory set up at the beginning of the movie.
Variety Staff Marked by a few good gags, but marred by a greater preponderance of sophomoric, overdone and mocking humor.