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‘Harold and Maude’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

After a slow North American rollout following its Cannes premiere, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has finally been seen by all four SOS hosts – Ricky, Julian, Justine, and Simon – so we figured we’d all throw our critical hats in the ring for an epic humdinger of a review. Following that, we take on Hal Ashby’s 1971 dark comedy and cult classic Harold and Maude, which definitely shares some connective tissue with Anderson’s new movie, and is the recipient of a shiny new Criterion DVD/Blu-ray release.

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Playlist:

Francoise Hardy – “Le Temps de L’Amour”

Cat Stevens – “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out”

2 Comments
  1. Mario in Philly says

    I always go to Wes Anderson movies but am always disappointed. I liked Moonrise Kingdom more than his others, especially visually, but I think Ricky is correct with his criticism. I wasn’t moved, just entertained.

    Harold and Maude is a movie that moves me – emotionally and to laughter. We get a lot of joy in Harold’s discoveries of life as well as Maude’s pointing them out to him. And that Cat Stevens soundtrack makes it all the better. Will have to check out the new DVD extras. This is an all-time favorite.

  2. Regine says

    Thanks for the excellent review of H&M. There are lots of fans out there. Since 1975, I watch H&M at least once a year, never without smiling, laughing, weeping at the end, never ever without feeling utterly happy. It’a an all time best. Cheers from Germany!

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