Fresh out of college and stuck in a summertime malaise, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) moves back in with his doting parents while he working out his next step. When he drives the wife of his father's business partner home one night, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft) famously seduces him with her smoky demeanour and leopard-print lingerie. That's until he meets her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross) for the first time since high school and things truly begin to unravel.
Why You Should See This Film
Sun-soaked, tender and set to the music of Simon & Garfunkel, The Graduate is one of director Mike Nichols's very best. Anne Bancroft performs at the top of her game and Dustin Hoffman nails the trope of inexperienced 21-year-old doofus male. It's a near-perfect slice of late-'60s life.
Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival
There’s something about summer where everything is turned up to eleven: the heat, the music, the colour, the passion. Presented with our friends at Four Pillars Gin, our Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival will celebrate life at full volume.
Every Wednesday night in February, we’ll bring you a sizzling program of cult favourites, across the themes of Teen Dreams (Dazed and Confused, Almost Famous), Cool in the Pool (The Graduate, Boogie Nights), Hot in the City (Rear Window, Do the Right Thing) and Miami Nights (Wild Things, Scarface). And of course, every week gets an ice cold Four Pillars cocktail to match.
- Year: 1967
- Rating: M
- Director: Mike Nichols
- Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross
- Duration: 106 minutes
- Language: English