This film narrates the cognitive dissonance Ben experiences in regards to his expected future after graduating college. Ben is pressured to trek down the same path his parents have (good job, house, marriage) and as a way to challenge that pressure, he involves himself with a married woman. What starts out as an exciting secret, quickly turns into a heap of obstacles, and the resolution couldn't have been any better.
"would you like me to seduce you?" Probably a guilty pleasure of mine, like "Peggie Sue Got Married". There is something about this two films that excite me, but at the same time I recognize they are far for being great films, with plenty of kitsch situations and aesthetic quite dated. But they reveal a certain spirit and a certain taste from an era and shows a new solutions for Hollywood's production.
(4.5 stars) Not only is this movie extremely well-written, but Mike Nichols does a masterful job of telling is story through lingering reaction shots (specifically Bancroft) and clever editing. Just amazing directorial work. I feel that this would be a perfect movie for the Millennial Generation to watch. The wheel really comes around, right? Very interesting. Oh... and the movie is still amazing.
Enorme et imprévue recette au box-office cinématographique, pour cette sympathique réalisation américaine, qui draina des millions de spectateurs aux quatre coins du monde, précédée par l'extraordinaire succès musical de la célèbre chanson du film interprétée par le célèbre duo Simon et Garfunkel... www.cinefiches.com
One of the best, if not the absolute best, films about the American experience ever made. Truly captivating and captivatingly truthful, the observations Nichols makes on society and the desires of men are some of the post pointed and enjoyable. A seminal work of romance, satire, and drama, The Graduate will stand at the top for as long as cinema exists.
I've always loved this film, but I've only recently realized I love it for more reasons than I initially thought I did. I've always loved it for the layered script, for the Simon & Garfunkel music, and especially for the acting (Bancroft gives one of my favorite performances of all-time). But, maybe Nichols is the real star here: his direction is so precise in set-ups and image capturing, it's pure cinematic mastery.