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Few films have defined a generation as The Graduate did. The alienation, the nonconformity, the intergenerational romance, the blissful Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack--they all served to lob a cultural grenade smack into the middle of 1967 America, ultimately making the film the third most profitable up to that time. Seen from a later perspective, its radical chicness has dimmed a bit, yet it's still a joy to see Dustin Hoffman's bemused Benjamin and Anne Bancroft's deliciously decadent, sardonic Mrs. Robinson. The script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham is still offbeat and dryly funny, and Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his direction, has just the right, light touch. --Anne Hurley
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Although I am younger, I have seen many classic movies, and this is definitely one of the best ever.
PERFECT...PERFECT...The more you watch the movie you will see that everything, no matter how small, will lead to something...that it is not just in the movie.
Very well made movie, interesting story, great casting, good humor, and quite famous in pop culture- this film withstands the test if time.
This is an old movie that I recently watched, and it quickly became one of my favorite movies. I love the development of Hoffman's character, from a nervous to confident man. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Allyn
Dustin Hoffman starred in this iconic baby-boomers anthem movie about a young man entering the 'real world' from college. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Beantown Jim
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|What's this latest DVD version like?||
I guess I don't know if YOU'RE American, but since I've never heard of this "Best Sellers" line of DVDs, I doubt this is a new American DVD, and I would assume that MGM/Sony/Fox or whoever has the responsibility for this film at the moment on DVD will indeed be doing a full-blown 2-disc... Read More
Oct 9, 2006 by Tyler Foster | See all 2 posts
|Is it anamorphic 16x9 (enhanced for widescreen tvs)?||
Hel-LO! Read the topmost couple of reviews right here--yes, it's the real deal. As someone said in another movie, I am once again available for dancing in the streets!
Nov 28, 2007 by madman | See all 3 posts
The copy that I got did not have extras. It seems like MGM/Fox didn't create new DVDs but used what they had in stock so some people got the 40th Anniversary DVD and others got a different release.
Sep 9, 2009 by JDS | See all 5 posts
One of Amazon's competitors lists this version as being 2.35 : 1, but as always, you never know for sure until you get the DVD in your player.
Jul 20, 2007 by Neil57 | See all 2 posts
|Does anyone else think...(Spolirs)||
Those are loaded questions. Everyone who loves this film will have his/her own interpretations which (I think) is one of the reasons why The Graduate has been so popular.
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, there was a pervasive idea that teenagers and/or unmarried young adults (like... Read More
Apr 22, 2014 by Kindle Customer | See all 2 posts
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