The GraduateDVD - 2005
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Beverly Gray Discusses Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation
When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations attached to what seemed to be a small, sexy, art house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric 24-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents' friends and then runs off with her daughter--would ... (more)
Dustin Hoffman turns 80 on August 8th. The iconic actor is one of my very favorites, and he's still going strong. In recent years he's successfully tried his hand at directing (featuring a British cast to die for) with Quartet, and he's done memorable vocal work as a sage old Kung Fu master in the consistently excellent Kung-Fu Panda animation franchise. Meanwhile his career in front of the c… (more)
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"I am not trying to seduce you."
"Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?"
Benjamin: It's like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don't make any sense to me. They're being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, I can't do this anymore.
Mrs. Robinson: You what?
Benjamin: This is all terribly wrong.
Mrs. Robinson: Do you find me undesirable?
Benjamin: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. I think, I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends. I mean that.
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A young male college graduate has no idea what he wants to do now that he finished school. Along comes Mrs. Robinson, a mature, unhappy "cougar". She seduces Benjamin, who later falls in love with her daughter. Excellent movie regarding the beginning of the sexual revolution.