About

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.

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Directed by

Hal Ashby

Written by

Colin Higgins (Author)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They were meant to be. But exactly what they were meant to be is not quite clear.

Cast

Keywords

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