still fresh, still unique, still hilarious, still touching
Reviewed by Juliska for Harold and Maude at 2010-10-06 13:39:46
This is the only film I know of that is a dark, feminist, manly romantic comedy. Dark, yet funny for the repeated mock suicide scenes. Feminist because it stresses loving a woman for what's *inside* rather than youth or looks. Manly because even though it's a love story, men seem to love it just as much as women because the portrayal of a young man's struggles with coming of age are so dead-on. (Pun intended.)
This is *not* just a "chick flick."
Best of all, it's rated PG. They were able to accomplish all that without resorting to foul language, serious violence or unnecessary nudity. I wouldn't call it a "family film" though; however it's a GREAT family film if the youngest members watching are 13 or older. And it can be a *great* discussion starter about the real nature of what "love" between a man and a woman is.