The Graduate


(out of 5)

The classic coming-of-age film that is still just as fun and insightful after more than thirty years.  is the pinnacle of youthful angst as a college student who doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of his family. One night he drives his parents’ friend (, ) home while her husband is away and she seduces him into bed. The two start a very heated physical affair that is good for them both until he meets their daughter () and falls in love with her. Mike Nichols’ direction won a deserved Academy Award for this very intelligent and shrewd observation of sex and relationships, and the acting is top notch.  Hoffman is the picture of youthful confusion, while Bancroft was never sexier or more compelling.

USA, 1967

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1967

Golden Globe Awards 1967

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