Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude is the classic story of boy meets girl - only this time, the girl is old enough to be the boy's grandmother. It may sound creepy (or even illegal), but not in this cult classic, which tells the story of a suicidal young man (Harold, played by Bud Cort) and his relationship with a live-life-to-the-fullest older woman (Maude, played by Ruth Gordon, who garnered a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for the role). The film didn't have much success at its release in '71, but Harold and Maude's touching story and awkward humor have proven themselves timeless enough for the American Film Institute to name it one of the 100 Funniest Movies of all time. It's also a good point of reference for anyone trying to defend the phrase "Dude, your grandma is so hot." 11:55 p.m. Friday and today. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2175 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.
Fri., Feb. 15, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 16, 11:55 p.m., 2008
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Dusti Rhodes
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