He's at one such funeral when an older lady in the opposite pew waves and winks at him.
Maude is a 79 year-old car thief.
Well...not just cars. She can also rip off a motorcycle. A cop's motorcycle.
Actress/writer Ruth Gordon. She made her mark on Broadway and in Hollywood. She was a 3-time Oscar nominee for Best Screenplay (A Double Life, Adam's Rib, Pat and Mike) and a 2-time Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress (Inside Daisy Clover, Rosemary's Baby). This lively, golden comedy performance came a couple of years after her Oscar-winning turn as the wicked, nosy neighbor in Rosemary's Baby. There's another terrific comedy performance in Harold and Maude. Britain's Vivian Pickles is a hoot as Harold's mother. Did you ever see Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame? Harold's mother is the kind of character who would've been played by Mame's best friend, stage actress Vera Charles. This woman would watch Downton Abbey as an instructional video for tips on how to live one's life. Pickles is perfect. More people should see her in this. In the category of supporting performances in comedy films of the 1970s, this one shares a place with Madeline Kahn in What's Up, Doc? and Young Frankenstein.
Harold and Maude became a popular couple world-wide. This was the second film Hal Ashby directed. The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home and Being There followed.
After Asbhy's comedy, you should watch the smart, erotic road movie from Mexico called Y Tu Mamá También ("And Your Mama Too"). A road movie means that there will be a change of outlook and a self-discovery. You get that and more in this subtitled movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón. I picked this as of the 10 Best Films of 2001. It opens with a naked young couple passionately making love on a big bed. They are boyfriend and girlfriend moaning in sexual ecstasy under this large foreign movie poster:
The French poster for Harold and Maude. In the literature of film, that is a brilliant detail in the art decoration of the bedroom because it gives you a hint of the drama to come.
Gifted Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal....
OK. I'll admit. At my age, any sex would be interesting.
These are two fine films. I hope you enjoy them. With someone special.