Friday, October 21, 2011
Friday Dance Party: "Reach Out. Take A Chance."
It's Harold and Maude, and it's one of my favorite films. It was a failure at the box office in its initial release in 1971, but has since been revered as one of the masterpieces of American film. AFI includes it in its list of top comedies, and it is preserved at the Library of Congress.
The film made a cult favorite of milque-toast young actor Bud Cort, and the hilarious performance by Vivian Pickles, as the oblivious, self-centered Mrs. Chasen, is worth the price of admission.