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Review of Harold and Maude

I had high hopes for this classic and was terribly disappointed. It puzzles me how a film revolving around two characters as one-dimensional and uninteresting as these could come to be regarded so highly. There is truly little imagination going on in this story as we are assaulted with the same transparent message over and over again in uninspired, absurd ways. More drama than comedy, this film fails at both. The films attempt at bold, black humor simply cannot make up for lazy, contrived story-telling. The love story exists only as a flat, static IDEA that never truly comes ALIVE on screen. Still curious as to what I might have missed in this one I looked up Roger Ebert's review (worth a look if youre interested) after finishing this movie. I was satisfied to find that he disliked it, and was quite unapologetic about it. Rather than regret not being among those that "get" this film I think I will settle for his company.
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Added by Xanadon't
13 years ago on 30 September 2010 10:42