Harold and Maude: Love it or hate it?

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  1. Jimmy Todd

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    I just rewatched Harold and Maude(1971). October is the perfect month for it and the soundtrack. It's one of my favorite movies, but I read some reviews when it first came out. They were not favorable at the time, but apparently time has been kind to the movie.
    I love it regardless of aby reviews, but I can understand why it's not to everyone's taste. What are people's opinions? Love it? Despise it? Somewhere in the middle?
     
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    I think it's a great film: funny, quirky, interesting and moving. Great performances and wonderful use of the music of Cat Stevens. It's really hard to fault this film and it seems to gets better every time I watch it.
     
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    I agree. I see layers to it every time I watch it.
     
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    I absolutely love this film. It's got a lot to say and does it with humour and charm. Also Ruth Gordon is a joy to watch in pretty much anything.
     
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    It's archetypal of its era, capturing that bittersweet zeitgeist from the cusp of the '60s and '70s.

    How could anybody hate it?, although there's always somebody... It's strange I never actually owned a copy until a few weeks ago.

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    I agree. I loved her when she played the murderer in Columbo which was the first time I'd ever seen her in anything.

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    Agree, recently bought the best of CD and so many great songs there

    Agree, she is an asset to any film and never more so than Rosemary's baby
     

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