The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate (1967) movie poster
MPAA rating: PG
AFI Life Achievement Award Retrospective: Mike Nichols.
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
Director: Mike Nichol
Running time: 01:55
Release: Opened Dec 21, 1967

Editorial Review

Young Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) finds his postgrad stasis interrupted when he begins an affair with next-door neighbor Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a complicated situation that becomes more complicated when Benjamin finds himself falling in love with her daughter. One of the key films of the 1960s, it made a superstar of Hoffman, gave Simon & Garfunkel (featured heavily on the soundtrack) a hit album, and put Nichols at the forefront of the New American Cinema, with a Best Director Oscar in hand.