The Graduate


Review: Benjamin Braddock is a college graduate. He gets trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson but soon falls in love with her daughter.
Director: Mike Nichols
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross
Year: 1967
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance and Classics
Conclusion: 5/5
The best performance by Dustin Hoffman. Dustin Hoffman made his name in this film. At the Academy Awards in 1968 it only won 1 Oscar and that was for Best Director. In 1969 at the Baftas it had better luck and won 5 awards. They were for Best Direction, Best Film, Best Film Editing, Best Screenplay and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles. In 1968 it also won 5 Golden Globes. They were Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Director, Most Promising Newcomer-Female and Most Promising Newcomer-Male. The soundtrack to this film is fantastic. All the songs are written and performed by Simon and Garfunkel. This was adapted from a novel by Charles Webb. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in the Radio Times.

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