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Paul Jensen

THE GRADUATE (1967) 5 stars

One of the smartest and funniest films ever made. A movie for a generation of rebellion. Dustin Hoffman was a revelation. Mike Nichols brings major attention to the brilliant mis-en-scene and pioneering soundtrack. It’s ending is timeless. If Hoffman didn’t get the girl, then so what? He represented the youth generation. It wasn’t about getting the girl, it was about rebelling against their parents. If he failed, then the youth generation failed. So clever, provocative and hilarious.


Genre: Comedy
Director: Mike Nichols