Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate”: A Quick Comment

Sooner or later we come to understand that quality in life is what we want and will strive for.  For young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1968), this quality is represented by the daughter of the forty-something mother Benjamin is adulterously sleeping with.  The graduate changes in the course of the film and, unlike Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), was never interested in mere Acquisition in the first place.  It’s no wonder the seducer can’t keep seducing.

The Graduate
The Graduate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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