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Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude is a film that continually surprises the viewer. It's a film which seems at times to embrace anarchy but then shows us in it's tale of a seemingly death obsessed youth's unique romance with a live for the moment 79 year old woman how precious and magical life truly is. A film which delights in being subversive, yet ultimately challenges us to embrace the simplest and most human of emotions: Life, while examining the complex subject of love: Parental love, friendship love, romantic love and self-love. It's a film that might very well be saying that the road to inner peace is learning to accept and embrace the hypocrisy and contradictions of life. It's a film that begins by telling a sick joke and ends with what some can and have interpreted as a hypocritical act that doesn't seem to gel with it's life affirming message. Yet precisely because it ends the way it does, it makes many contemplate all the possible meanings......
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