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.