The Graduate PG

This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future.
The Graduate
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DVD Features:

  • Subtitles: French & Spanish
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 15, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by &
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Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I just want to say one word to you...just one word."--Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) to Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman)
"Yes, sir."--Ben
"Are you listening'"--Mr.McGuire
"Yes, sir. I am."--Ben
"Plastics."
  - Mr. McGuire
"Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked'"--Mr. Braddock (William Daniels) to Ben
"Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked."
  - Ben
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
  - Ben to Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1967 - Best Director: Mike Nichols

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh88%

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Total Count: 78

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 183,440
Rating: 5/5 -- A hugely pleasurable film. Full Review
Guardian
Jun 22, 2017
The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
May 12, 2006
...A wonderful comedy of manners... -- 4 out of 5 Stars
Total Film
Jun 1, 2000
5 stars out of 5 -- [A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today...
Ultimate DVD
Nov 23, 2007
Rating: 5/5 -- Directorially, it is as cutting-edge late-Sixties as you can get -- all fish-bowl juxtapositions, dappled light and pensive close-ups. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Mar 10, 2015
Rating: 4/4 -- Through Dustin Hoffman's star-making performance, through Simon & Garfunkel's now iconic soundtrack, through Mike Nichols' canny direction, The Graduate captures youth at a crossroads like no other film. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jun 5, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- As it stands, the vacuum of that warped, moneyed Los Angeles society is too exaggerated, too incredible. But one can't help but believe in Hoffman if not in the disjointed character he portrays. Full Review
New York Daily News
Mar 10, 2015

Description by OLDIES.com:

Nominated for seven Academy Awards and winner for Best Director, this groundbreaking and "wildly hilarious" (The Boston Globe) social satire launched the career of two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. Pulsating with the rebellious spirit of the '60s and a haunting score sung by Simon and Garfunkel, The Graduate is truly a "landmark film" (Leonard Maltin).

Shy Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross). But there's one problem: she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter!

Product Description:

Director Mike Nichols's THE GRADUATE is the satirical coming-of-age comedy that became an emotional touchstone for an entire generation. In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family, Ben carries on an affair with the married woman even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

With its striking photography and clever editing, THE GRADUATE established Nichols as a major director. The film also made a star out of young Hoffman, who gives an understated portrayal of the perplexed Ben--the actor's first role in a Hollywood film, which he almost didn't get because he wasn't Waspy enough. Outstanding performances by the rest of the cast are highlighted by Bancroft's sexy, embittered turn as Mrs. Robinson and Ross's endearing presence as the gorgeous yet innocent Elaine. The film's impact on popular culture is immeasurable: "Plastics" will live on eternally as depressing but solid career advice, and older women will never eye younger men without fear of becoming a "Mrs. Robinson." Buck Henry (who appears briefly in the film) cowrote the influential screenplay, based on the novel by Charles Webb, and the soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel remains a movie classic.

Plot Synopsis:

Dustin Hoffman is the college graduate who has an affair with a married woman (Anne Bancroft) but falls in love with her daughter (Katharine Ross).

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 21, 1967
  • THE GRADUATE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • Features bit parts by actors Richard Dreyfuss and Mike Farell, as well as co-screenwriter Buck Henry.
  • The soundtrack for THE GRADUATE includes Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme." The film is the first Hollywood production to use already established hit songs in the soundtrack.
  • Charles Grodin was originally cast to play the lead in THE GRADUATE.

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