A teenager with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
393 Ratings
393 Ratings

84% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.7/10
  • Fresh 38
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: Hal Ashby's comedy is too dark and twisted for some, and occasionally oversteps its bounds, but there's no denying the film's warm humor and big heart.

13+ COMMON SENSE

A classic of dark comedy.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1971 Paramount Pictures and Mildered Lewis and Colin Higgins Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Dutch (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Stereo), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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