Young, bored and obsessed with death, Harold meets Maude while crashing a funeral. She’s closing in on eighty, but doing so with the rebellion of a teenager and a hard-won optimism that is intoxicating to a boy without hope. They fall in love, of course. It doesn’t make sense, but it does. In the same way, dark comedy and loving sentiment should not mix, but they do. This strange, little film will leave you cheering, even as you mourn.