Why to Watch - The Graduate

This is the definition of an “absolute classic.” The amount of pop culture reference alone from this movie will probably give you the feel you’ve already seen it. It’s a must watch for any basic film aficionado



The Graduate (1967) Comedy, Drama, Romance | 106min | December 21, 1967 (United States) 8.0
Director: Mike NicholsWriter: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles WebbStars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine RossSummary: Benjamin Braddock returns home to California after successfully completing college. He gets a hero's welcome from his parents but Ben isn't quite sure what to do with the rest of his life. He is soon seduced by Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's partner, who methodically pursues the inexperienced young man. Soon, they are meeting regularly in hotel rooms. Warned by her to stay away from her daughter Elaine, his father goads him into taking her out on a date. He finds he quite likes Elaine but when she learns he's been having an affair with her own mother, she'll have nothing to do with him. He's smitten however and pursues her. —garykmcd


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