The Graduate

The Graduate

The Graduate

Mike Nichols' Oscar-winning coming-of-age comedy about a college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) caught in a romantic rut between the love of the woman he adores (Katharine Ross) and the shallow affair he had with her mother, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). 

Having finished college, Ben Braddock returns home to a family that expects great things from him. But after his welcome-home party, he gets caught in an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner, Mrs "you're trying to seduce me" Robinson. However, after the fling passes, Ben is pushed by his father to take Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, out on a date. As their romantic involvement deepens, so do the consequences of Ben’s taboo affair.

Hoffman's deadpan performance, Simon & Garfunkel's soundtrack and the film's cynical malaise have made the film a generation-defining classic. 

Best Director (Mike Nichols) at the 1967 Academy Awards. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 1967.
1967Rating: M106 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomanceClassic
Director:
Mike Nichols ('Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf', 'Catch-22', 'Carnel Knowledge', 'Closer', 'The Birdcage')
Writer:
Calder WillinghamBuck Henry
Cast:
Dustin HoffmanAnne BancroftKatharine RossWilliam DanielsMurray HamiltonElizabeth Wilson
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Reviews & comments

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Funny, outrageous, and touching, The Graduate is a sophisticated film that puts Mr. Nichols and his associates on a level with any of the best satirists working abroad today.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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To know that the movie once spoke strongly to a generation is to understand how deep the generation gap ran during that extraordinary time in the late 1960s.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Cruel comedy with a delicious light touch.

4.0
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BBC

BBC

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Nichols provides a masterclass in using the widescreen frame to elucidate complex emotional situations with ease and understatement.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Funny, outrageous, and touching, The Graduate is a sophisticated film that puts Mr. Nichols and his associates on a level with any of the best satirists working abroad today.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

To know that the movie once spoke strongly to a generation is to understand how deep the generation gap ran during that extraordinary time in the late 1960s.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Cruel comedy with a delicious light touch.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Nichols provides a masterclass in using the widescreen frame to elucidate complex emotional situations with ease and understatement.

5.0
0

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