Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Graduate

I got a movie to sober you up real quick after Valentine's Day.

This is one of the most interesting movies ever made, and I honestly can't tell if you can categorize it as a romance movie. Oh, you can without a doubt call it a drama. It is well worthy of that title. And wait until you delve into the ending! So what's the story? Benjamin, a college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman finds himself stuck and not quite sure what to do with his life now. He soon starts an affair with his neighbor Mrs. Robinson but falls in love with her daughter. They soon start a relationship, and that is sadly where I must stop with the plot. This is a movie where you absolutely cannot spoil anything, because the story is that great. This is one of the most fascinating and realistic films about a relationship, and the acting is fantastic. It is what drives this movie into a category of one of the best films ever made. A clever use of music is used, specifically the song, Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkle which might give a bit of the plot away but it has to be brought up. It's not one of those happily ever after stories but really that is one of the strongest endings in film history. Like, if you want a movie to smash the preconception that all romance films are happy go lucky, and end with the couple living happily ever after, this is the movie for you. And I really cannot stress that this is one of the most important films you ever need to watch because of it's stance on relationships. Like, The Graduate and Her are the only relationship movies you ever have to watch in your life, even if you hate romance movies like that, it is necessary to watch them. Just hear me out and watch it.

Oh, also one of my reviewers did a video focusing on the ending of The Graduate and here is the link to that: https://youtu.be/sSS7Wyi6gb8

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