Monday, November 21, 2011

Screening Sunday December 4th @ 8PM

(Hal Ashby, 1971 , 91 min.)
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

A vintage work of art here! The fact that this movie stars Vivian Pickles and has a Jag hearse conversion is enough to go see it.

Otherwise it's a bonafide December romance! A hilariously dark comedy revolving around the lives of a misbegotten teen and the woman he loves...who could also be his grandmom!

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of Maude's eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers.

See ya there!

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