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Year
1967
Runtime
106 min.
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
198,246
Checks
41,215
Favs
3,422
Dislikes
225
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman plays a listless college graduate whose very listlessness becomes the motivation for making mistakes, most prominently having an affair with an older woman (that's non-scandalous casting, he and Anne Bancroft only have a 6-year age difference) and then with her daughter. A less wealthy character might not have been able to afford any of this, but the film certainly remains relevant in our age of stay-at-home twentysomethings, and besides, Mike Nichols' direction is so slick, so peculiar, so ARRESTING, that it makes the movie seem entirely modern. I mean, I've seen well over 2000 thousand films in my life, and his direction still had a powerful revelatory effect on me. You know, like you might have felt the first time you saw a Tarantino picture and the camera was doing all sorts of things it shouldn't have been doing. Like that. Makes sense. This is a story about breaking rules. The director ought to break a few himself. 2 years 6 months ago
  2. MKej's avatar

    MKej

    Love the soundtrack 3 years 7 months ago
  3. Neville's avatar

    Neville

    Seeing this for the second time, later (much later) in life, the character of Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) stands out, as the most moving and deeply realised character of them all. The comedy (=marriage) belongs to the next generation, while the tragedy (=death, loneliness, sterility) is almost entirely hers alone. Politically-incorrect, I know, especially if you're young; when you're older, and a "graduate" so to speak, not so much.

    If you take care to listen to the script, and to note the artistic skill and significance in the composition of nearly every frame, there is a great deal more than a Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack in this top movie.
    5 years 9 months ago
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