Harold And Maude

Movie • 1971 • Comedy  

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The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.
This movie contains 17 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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There is a scene where two characters smoke hookah together.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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There is a gory shot beginning at the 6 minute 50 second mark with lots of fake blood spattered around the room where the character pretended that he cut himself to death, it shows visible bloody wounds on his body. Bloody imagery and the scene ends at 7 minute 20 second mark.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Flubbinit
a car falls over a cliff to give the illusion that its driver has been crushed to death at the bottom but it is a fake-out
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Anonymous
harold fools a woman into thinking he has set himself on fire (explicit)
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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There is a scene in which he pretends to chop off his own (fake) hand with a cleaver
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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QuietWyatt
A fake hanging opens the film. It could be upsetting if you came to the movie unaware of its sardonic nature.
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Sid
Fake hanging and fake drowning
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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No fingers or toes but a character pretends to chop off his hand with a cleaver
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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gayle
it seems to happen, but it's a fake out
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Sid
Lots of fake blood
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Sid
Maude kills herself by this method at the end
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Sid
We don’t know what happened to Harold’s father but he is referred to in past tense
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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metalsonic
The only clown in this movie is Harold's mom
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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chloebeacham18
Brief mention, not graphic at all!
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Flubbinit
There are 2 instances of the characters interacting with cops (low stakes) but they totally clown on the cops' self aggrandizing idea of their authority so it's pretty anti-cop :)
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Sid
At the end
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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metalsonic
Maude is revealed to have been in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. It is likely that she suffered/suffers with it, and her outlook on life is how she copes with it.
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Flubbinit
There is a gory shot beginning at the 6 minute 50 second mark with lots of fake blood spattered around the room where the character pretended that he cut himself to death, it shows visible bloody wounds on his body. Bloody imagery and the scene ends at 7 minute 20 second mark. There are many other scenes where he pretends to hurt/kill himself by means of hanging, drowning in a pool, shooting himself, setting himself on fire, chopping off his hand with a cleaver, and stabbing himself in a harakiri ritual.
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there's a scene where Harold pretends to be mentally unstable and sadistic to dodge the draft, and he and Maude have staged a scene where he acts more and more unhinged until he eventually lashes out at Maude, chasing, yelling, swinging at and eventually pushing her to fall into the ocean
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RyanS
It looks like it, but it actually isn't. He stages suicide attempts for attention and they're played for laughs.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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No but there are scenes where he talks about why he pretends to kill himself. There is a scene where a character reveals that they have intentionally overdosed but is very calm and at peace with it.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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gayle
there's a real suicide at the end, and numerous fake outs for the main character's mother's benefit, but as he says, 'I wouldn't call it for her benefit'. Its so brilliant. There is faked suicides of every kind. I love this movie
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Sid
Harold pretends to perform cunnilingus on a big wooden vagina statue
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Flubbinit
At 8:28-40 he is going through a carwash that has lights that blink on and off between red and blue. At 21:05-34 cars with headlights at dusk on are driving down a path and there is a lens filter that makes them flare out, and they flash as obstacles pass in front of the headlights. At 1:16:05-41 they are at a carnival and there are many spinning and flashing lights as they exit the carnival ride. At 1:18:55-1:19:14 there is a shot of fireworks going off. At 1:25:54-1:26:01 red ambulance lights flash.
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Paranoia
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Sid
The characters occasionally look into the camera
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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thatnerdtori
His mother mentions that the "computer dating service" filters out fat people.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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vlixxord
Victor tells Harold there will be plenty "slant-eyed girls" in the war.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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Sid
Harold is 19 and Maude is 79
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Sex
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Flubbinit
No graphic sexual scenes happen, however there is a scene which shows two characters shirtless in bed together in the morning, implying that they were intimate the night before. One of the characters models in the nude (nothing graphic shown). There are some suggestive jokes, including one visual joke involving a very large wooden carving that looks like a certain anatomical part
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Sid
The vicar talks about Maude’s “withered flesh, sagging breasts and flabby buttocks”
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Flubbinit
nothing fully nude is shown, but one character models in the nude and you see her peeking around the sculpture. Two characters lie shirtless in bed together (nothing explicit shown)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Flubbinit
The ending makes me cry everytime (and I've seen it 20+ times), but there is a feeling of catharsis, satisfaction and happiness that each character is better off and got what they wanted and needed. Bittersweet ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Flubbinit
A car is driven off of a cliff, crashing to the beach below.
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Flubbinit
Maude is a very bad driver so any time she is behind the wheel, expect there to be squealing tires and other drivers honking at her
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Flubbinit
There is a gory shot beginning at the 6 minute 50 second mark with lots of fake blood spattered around the room where the character pretended that he cut himself to death, it shows visible bloody wounds on his body. Bloody imagery and the scene ends at 7 minute 20 second mark. There are many other scenes where he pretends to hurt/kill himself by means of hanging, drowning in a pool, shooting himself, setting himself on fire, chopping off his hand with a cleaver, and stabbing himself in a harakiri ritual.
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Does someone drown?
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Quiet_Wyatt
Fake out drowning played for laughs, no tension.
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Flubbinit
At 19:22-20:53 the character loads a gun, aims it at his mother, then points it at himself and it realistically fires, and he falls back pretending he has been shot.
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