The movie The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols is absolutely hilarious, it is now one of my favorite movies. The soundtrack really made the film amazing and gave the movie a great vibe. I can‚??t listen to Simon and Garfunkel now without thinking of the movie. The cast was amazing and Dustin Hoffman did an outstanding job. He took on the role as Benjamin extremely well, and presented the character realistically. I really enjoyed his personality and how he was so awkward. The way he would annunciate Mrs. Robinsons name repeatedly was to funny. My favorite line is in one of the first scenes when he says, ‚??Mrs. Robinson, if you don't mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange.‚?? His emotions were classic, I loved it.
While the movie was somewhat predictable from the start, I found it quite entertaining. From the first scene where Benjamin is alone with Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the audience is aware of what exactly is going on. The foreshadowing of events in this film makes it even more comical. Anne Bancroft, did an excellent job at playing Mrs. Robinson, she really nailed her part. During the first scene, the cinematic devices used between Ben and Mrs. Robinson are great. The close up shots on Ben‚??s reactions, combined with the quick shots of Mrs. Robinson body, as she is seducing him, emphasizes the extreme reality of the situation. The audience is put in Ben‚??s shoes and is able to see and feel what he is feeling.
Overall, the movie was great. I loved the end and the relationship between Ben and Elaine. Katherine Ross truly was an adorable actress in her prime. My favorite scene was when Ben goes to the church and breaks up the wedding. It was funny how he used the cross to fight the people off and locked them in the church. It was a great end to a movie and I‚??d love to see it again.