Mar 28, 2016
"Mrs. Robinson, if you don't mind my saying so, this conversation is getting a little strange."
This week we have a conversation about Mike Nichols' groundbreaking 1967 comedy-drama, The Graduate. This anthem to awkward sex and disenfranchised youth features a slightly too old Dustin Hoffman playing the young Benjamin Braddock returning home from college feeling lost, directionless, and haplessly falling into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, played by the slightly older than Hoffman, Anne Bancroft. Listen in as hosts Mike and Dustin take to the roundtable and wrestle with the big questions like does Ben actually love Elaine or is she just another MacGuffin in his selfish and directionless life? What were Ben's four years of college for? Does the film rate to be included as one of the greatest of all time? Would Ben have been better off just going into plastics?