The Graduate 50th Anniversary Edition DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

The Graduate is a film that everyone must watch at least once in their life time. If it isn't for the infamous storyline, then it should be for the amazing soundtrack that flows throughout it.

Starring Dustin Hoffman, the film tells the story of a young graduate called Benjamin, who is caught up in an affair with a married woman. The mother of the girl in which he is meant to be getting into a relationship with in fact. Learning about sex and experiencing new things during the feature, the film is a comedy as much as it is a genre.

Thinking back to when the film was first made, The Graduate will always be the film that paved the way for American Pie. However, it is definitely more innocent. With fleeting shots of Mrs Robinson's naked body, when she first captures Hoffman's Benjamin character in the bathroom, to the look of the bedroom scenes, the film is a promiscuous look at young sexuality.

Hoffman is a formidable force as the fumbling teenager, who can't quite believe his luck at becoming the centre of Mrs Robinson's world in the film. A character who is so well played that you are always wondering whether she is to be trusted or not. You know what her intentions are but when first watching you don't know what she could do if she doesn't get her own way.

However, the real winner of this film still 50 years after it was first released is Simon and Garfunkel! Introducing them to the world, this film has one of the best soundtracks of all time and still manages to get you singing along. It is what makes the appeal of the film. You want to hear the songs and you want to know more about why that song was being played. Obvious reasons for Mrs Robinson. (Anyone else love this one at karaoke?!?)

The Graduate will always be a film classic! No one can take that away from the cast and crew and no one can take that away from its cinematic history. Going down as one of the best comings of age films, the story and plot is one that shows you what not to do in a beautifully framed and filmed feature.

Here's to you Mrs Robinson with this...

5 Stars

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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