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Harold and Maude
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Parents Guide for
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Sex is discussed in several scenes. The two main characters are later seen in bed; sex is implied.

There is a nude painting that depicts rape scene from mythology. No details are shown though.

There are several "comical" suicide scenes, played for laughs including hanging, stabbing, self-immolation, and character pointing a gun at his own face. Some of these have some blood and are depicted realistically.

Not much if any.

Characters take drugs in a few scenes.

The general premise of an old woman and a young man having a romanitc relationship could be seen as very disturbing by some people. Th suicide scenes and frighten or upset some people though they are carried out quite comically. The humor of this film is quite dark.

Maude commits suicide via poison.

Harold drives his car off a high cliff; the audience is briefly left to assume that he has been killed.

Harold's mother's lack of empathy and boundaries might be disturbing to some teens.


Certification:
Australia:M / Canada:14A / Finland:K-16 / Ireland:15 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 (2013) / South Korea:18 (2005) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / UK:15 (video) / USA:TV-14 (TV rating) / USA:PG (certificate #23038) / USA:GP (original rating) / West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating) / West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

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