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Sex & Nudity

  • 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.

Violence & Gore

  • 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.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters take drugs in a few scenes.

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


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Harold sits in bed shirtless smiling. He is in bed with Maude, however it is unsure whether or not she is wearing any clothes. It is implied that something had happened at night. Later, Harold and Maude kiss for a few seconds.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Maude commits suicide via poison. Nothing is shown, but the aftermath and Harold's clear distress are clear.
  • Harold drives his car off a high cliff, and the camera zooms in on a freeze-frame mid-fall; the audience is briefly left to assume that he has been killed.

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