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The Graduate

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock returns home. And when the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson, seduces him, the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams. But there's one problem--she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter.
Title: The graduate
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : MGM DVD : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: 40th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Audio commentary by actors Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross ; audio commentary by Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh ; "Students of The graduate" featurette ; "The seduction" featurette ; "One on one with Dustin Hoffman" featurette ; "The graduate at 25" featurette ; original theatrical trailer ; Soundtrack CD: Includes 4 songs from original soundtrack: "The sound of silence," "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "April she will come."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967
Based on the novel by Charles Webb
Contents: CD: The sound of silence (3:03)
Mrs. Robinson (4:04)
Scarborough Fair/Canticle (3:10)
April come she will (1:48)
Summary: Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock returns home. And when the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson, seduces him, the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams. But there's one problem--she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter.
Audience: MPAA rating PG, for language, some sex and drug content
Awards & Distinctions: Golden Globes, 1967: Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Anne Bancroft); Best Motion Picture Director; Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Dustin Hoffman); Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Katharine Ross)
Academy Awards, 1967: Best Director
National Film Registry selection, 1996
Branch Call Number: DVD GRADUAT
Statement of Responsibility: Studio Canal ; Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; an Embassy Pictures release ; screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry ; produced by Lawrence Turman ; directed by Mike Nichols
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Surtees ; editor, Sam O'Steen ; original music, Dave Grusin, Paul Simon ; soundtrack, Simon and Garfunkel.
Performers: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 DTS, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono., dual layer, NTSC
Other Language: In English or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Adultery Drama Youth Conduct of life Drama Man-woman relationships Drama College graduates Drama
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Feature films
Topical Term: Adultery
Youth
Man-woman relationships
College graduates
Publisher No: A 711237
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May 13, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Way back in the "60s" when I went to a Friday Night showing of "The Graduate" the entire audience got out of the chairs and applauded the movie. We all walked out with smiles, because we really liked the movies ending. The movie is timelesss because Dustin Hoffman is dealing with maturing as a young man. I have taken this movie home many times since it has come out on DVD, and it never lets me down. This is one Great Movie!

Apr 05, 2013
  • dgr rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's amazing how classic movies like this deal with issues that don't go away and grow with you as you get older. Mrs. Robinson isn't just a modern women dealing with the dissatisfaction of an overly-intelligent housewife in a post-feminist world, she may also be one of the first on-screen examples of a woman who falsely accuses a man of rape. This is not the first time I've seen this film but it is the first time I consciously noticed that Mrs. Robinson tells Elaine that Ben raped her when that couldn't be further from the truth. The naive Elaine initially believes her mother since she "knows" that parents don't cheat and they certainly don't lie, especially mothers! The commentaries for this films are interesting, especially Dustin Hoffman's as he humorously discusses dealing with body parts, co-stars and Hollywood from the perspective of a less-than-typical leading man during a strange period of transition in Hollywood and America. A classic film and as relevant as ever as it deals with alienation and history repeating itself.

Oct 16, 2012
  • AmandaCRamos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good movie but if you think about it... this situation is messed up. lol

May 23, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun and entertaining film.

Apr 28, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Entertaining movie but the ending was not believable.

Mar 20, 2012
  • phyllis49 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Encore

Feb 25, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie. Great performance by Anne Bancroft a must see for all.

Sep 06, 2011
  • haploU5 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This 1960’s movie, though dated, still provides great entertainment value. Starring a young Dustin Hoffman, as a straight, naïve boy, who nervously starts an affair with a worldly older woman makes for many funny situations. As he gains confidence and becomes more assertive, he meets his lover’s daughter and hopelessly falls for her, much to her mother's alarm and dismay. Set to Simon and Garfunkel music, this film is still very much worth watching.

Jun 11, 2011
  • Neilien rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This DVD Video is Great for ages 11 - 70! It hilarious, although; the Movie lightly suggestive! Although; this Movie is more of a Drama than a Comedy. PG 13.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The first time I saw The Graduate I expected it to be non stop laugh out loud funny, but how I was wrong. It starts out as a comedy, and then slowly turns into a drama. This is a fantastic film, it is well scripted, well directed, and wonderfully acted. Dustin Hoffman does some of his finest work, and the supporting cast is remarkable as well. This is one of those classic movies that nobody should miss. I highly recommend this movie to anyone and everyone, this film will not leave you disappointed.

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May 10, 2014
  • ElainaL rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 11, 2014
  • spiritus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 25, 2014
  • spiritus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her teenage daughter, Elaine.

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Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Benjamin: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Robinson: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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