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(out of 4 reviews)
AGE
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Parent Written byprotectivemom111 November 11, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Adults only-rated R

If you think your child should watch a movie that is completely about sexual exploits, a virgin college graduate being seduced by his mother's friend, having an ongoing affair with her at the local hotel repeatedly, then dating her daughter and running off with her, and if you are okay with your child watching a provocative scene in a strip bar with a woman in a g-string and wearing pasties and swinging them around in circles to striptease music with men gauking at her, then you will agree with Commonsense in their ridiculous assertion that this is a movie suitable for your child. This striptease lasts about 2 minutes and the dancer is swinging her breasts in circles above the back of the head of the boy's girlfriend and the girl is embarrassed and crying. This scene is a very long in-your-face-no-holds-barred scene leaving nothing at all to the imagination. This movie is degrading to women and is not suitable for children at all. The whole story surrounds a young man's sexual experiences beginning with his affair. She tricks the boy and seduces him in her home. She takes her clothes off, surprising him. You don't see nudity at this point but you see parts of her skin and the flash of a picture of her naked breast and then a quick flash of some other body part (I could not determine what it was). At other times you see this mother undressing, and in her bra (front). All of the above are the only naked scenes other than a few more of the boy in bed with the girl's mother where they have clearly just had sex in the hotel and you see the mother's bare shoulders and back. Do not watch this movie. It's not even a good movie and I have no idea how it got this rating and it should clearly be rated R.
Adult Written byyuri13 October 13, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Not so bad content,but partial nudity(played for laughs)
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 7 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 5, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

the graduate

Much has been said about the success and aftershocks of the release of THE GRADUATE in 1967. Certainly its deadpan humor and the main character's palpable sense of unease resonated with audience members steeped in the rising counterculture movement. It stands as a document of an era. The lush soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel underscores a pervasive melancholy throughout the film, while also giving certain quiet moments an astounding serenity –- a marriage of pop music and film that influenced many later films. Another way this movie is influential: The plot seems to build towards an energetic climax, but the actual closing moments are listless, providing little closure. This way of leaving a film open-ended and unsettled, above all else, influenced many of the cinematic treasures of the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period that most look back on as golden days of motion picture history.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 February 21, 2015
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Defining coming of age story

I don't know why it took me so long to finally watch "The Graduate," though I'm glad I saw it at the time I did. Ben strikes up an affair with his parent's friend Mrs. Robinson, a semi-desperate woman looking for romance to spice up her life. Along with excellent cinematography and those iconic Simon and Garfunkel songs, the acting is top notch. I've never seen Dustin Hoffman funnier as Ben, he plays him so straight-faced, naive and deadpan you can't help but love him even when he makes questionable choices. Anne Bancroft is seductively enchanting as Mrs. Robinson, even if you do kinda hate her near the end of the movie. The movie's all about not sure where you're going in life, and as a freshman in thousands of dollars of debt in college, there was no better time to see it. And the ending...don't let anyone spoil it for you if you haven't seen it. It's youthful, absurd wonder that more than earned this movie its Best Director win for Mike Nichols.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing