5. Maude’s 80th in Harold and Maude
80 isn’t a bad number of years to live – you can’t blame Maude for ending on 80. That being said – it’s weird that she would kill herself right after getting involved with her sweet jailbait Harold; she could have at least stuck around a little longer and lived it up, but I guess if she had things would have only gotten more awkward.
No matter, it’s still a pretty shitty birthday for everyone involved to take an overdose of sleeping pills before the guests arrive – however it’s also a good way to clear out the party at the end of the night and avoids uncomfortable goodbyes.
It only recently occurred to me that Bud Cort, who plays Harold, is still working in films. He played God in Dogma, as well as the bond company ‘stooge’ in Life Aquatic. Not to mention when he played himself in Arrested Development as the host of his own daytime court show called Bud Cort. Brilliant.