Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Harold & Maude

This woman named Karen...who sometimes claims she goes by KG has a movie night every week at West Dean. (First let me just mention that when she tells people her name is KG all I can think of is KG and the power of three of Mean Girls, after which I start singing All You Sucka MC's in my head and stop listening to what she's saying) But anyway, this week we watched a film called Harold & Maude and it was pretty sweet. Maybe you have already seen this one, but I wanted to share this information with you in case you hadn't.

Here is the plot outline from IMDB:

Harold is a depressed, death-obsessed 20-year-old man-child who spends his free time attending funerals and committing suicide in front of his mother, but he does not die. At a funeral, Harold befriends Maude, a 79-year-old woman who has a zest for life. She and Harold spend much time together during which she exposes him to the wonders and possibilities of life. After rejecting his mother's three attempts to set him up with a potential wife, and committing fake suicide in front of all of them, Harold announces that he is to be married to Maude. However, Maude has a surprise for Harold that is to change his life forever.

I realize this movie sounds a little morbid and freaky, but it's hilarious. It's kind of a dark humor type of film, but it's really funny if you don't take it too seriously. If you can find it I suggest you check it out.



Annalise said...

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!! Harold and Maude is a classic, I'm so glad you got to see it. My favourite part is when they steal the tree and try to replant it in the forest. Soooo funny. I'm with K, if you haven't seen it yet, you gotta.

k town said...

Hmm, I'll have to check it out. It sounds a little morbid, but John Cusak tries to kill himself like eight times in better off dead, and that one's pretty funny.

Annalise said...

You joined facebook? I have lost all respect for you.

Jenny said...

hahaha That sounds WEIRD. Better Off Dead is a good one. Speaking of weird, I had a REALLY messed up dream last night but i don't remember what happened in it. MAN. That could have been a sweet blog.

Katy said...

I dont even know what to say. WOW!!!

Michon said...

i love movies...maybe i'll become a movie watcher...theres a major for that right? do they have something along those lines at west dean? waking up in a castle is my dream