::MAYBE I LIKED IT BECAUSE I'M INTO YOUNGER GUYS::
I just watched Harold and Maude
, a movie I bought on DVD because a lot of people have recommended it to me, and last week I overheard someone say that Garden State
(or maybe Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, I can't remember which) was the "modern-day Harold and Maude
." It was $9.99, so instead of renting it twice, I bought it.
Harold is stoic, rich and disaffected, and Maude is the liveliest woman I've seen portrayed in film since Sofía from Vanilla Sky
. Their relationship, odd and sweetly quiet, reminds me of Bob and Charlotte's in Lost in Translation
. And damn. Love the Jag-cum-hearse.
It seemed particularly timeless because, although the film was released in 1971, Harold's wardrobe is eerily hipster-chic.
Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure the person said Garden State