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28th Nov '17 2:38:36 AM Farnham
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* JerkassFacade: Adopted by Ben on his first date with Elaine.

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* JerkassFacade: Adopted by Ben on his first date with Elaine.Elaine, effectively on Mrs. Robinson's orders.
28th Nov '17 2:37:12 AM Farnham
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* {{Irony}}: At the beginning of the film, Mr. Robinson is very much rooting for his daughter and Ben to end up together, so much so that some reviewers accuse him of borderline pimping his daughter to Ben. He gets his wish by the end... except by that point in time, he wants his daughter to stay as far away from Ben as possible, courtesy of Mrs. Robinson.
28th Nov '17 2:31:27 AM Farnham
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Ben and Elaine: one date which gets off to a very rocky start, then they share burgers and life stories in a drive-in restaurant, then some uncomfortable truths are aired, and months later he's still willing to drive up to Berkeley to chase after her. Hardly a day after they have an argument, they're talking about marriage, and their passion seems to go strong for the rest of the movie not counting the last seven seconds. Granted Ben and Elaine fall for each other very quickly but its still not at first sight. Especially since its implied in an earlier scene that they knew each other before their date.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Ben and Elaine: one date which gets off to a very rocky start, then they share burgers and life stories in a drive-in restaurant, then some uncomfortable truths are aired, and months later he's still willing to drive up to Berkeley to chase after her. Hardly a day after they have an argument, they're talking about marriage, and their passion seems to go strong for the rest of the movie not counting the last seven seconds. Granted Ben and Elaine fall for each other very quickly but its still not at first sight. Especially since its implied in an earlier scene that they knew each other before their date. It also helps that they both realize during their date that their life situations are very similar and that they're the only ones who can truly understand each other and what they're going through.
23rd Oct '17 11:05:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdultsAreUseless: Ben's parents, specifically.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Ben's parents, specifically. Except for the fact Ben ends up with ''the girl they'd picked out for him''.
4th Oct '17 11:49:09 AM snichols1973
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* BerserkButton: Mrs. Robinson does not like for Ben to joke about Elaine and then ask her out on a date.



* LikeASonToMe: Early in the film, Mr. Robinson has a heart-to-heart with Ben where he calls him this, and then offers him the fatherly advice to "sow a few wild oats, have a good time with the girls, and so forth". This, minutes after his wife has (unbeknownst to him) offered herself to Ben.

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* LikeASonToMe: Early in the film, Mr. Robinson has a heart-to-heart with Ben where he calls him this, and then offers him the fatherly advice to "sow a few wild oats, have a good time with the girls, and so forth". This, minutes after his wife has (unbeknownst to him) offered herself to Ben. Unfortunately, this changes drastically when Mrs. Robinson tells her family of Ben's affairs with her, [[BlatantLies presenting her side of the story as a rape victim.]]


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* MamaBear: When Ben breaks his promise to never ask Elaine out on a date (at the Braddocks' insistence that Ben should call her up for a date), Mrs. Robinson makes good on her threat to tell Elaine about Ben's affairs, and even [[PapaWolf Mr. Robinson goes up to Berkeley and threatens to take severe legal actions against Ben]] when he chews him out in front of the landlord if he ever dares show himself around Elaine.
12th Sep '17 8:03:01 AM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: Not exactly romance, but Mrs. Robinson wants to regain her youth, and Ben wants to sleep with her... at least till he falls for her daughter...
28th Jun '17 12:43:52 AM snichols1973
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* WomanScorned: When Ben breaks off the affair between him and Mrs. Robinson, she warns him to stay away from Elaine, making him promise that he will never go out with her. When Ben's parents urge him to give Elaine a call for a date, and Ben breaks his promise in the process, she blows the whistle on Ben, and Mr. Robinson has some hostile words for Ben if he even thinks about seeing Elaine again.
22nd May '17 1:29:23 PM Mdumas43073
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Disaffected college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

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Disaffected college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with having no idea what to do with his life and receiving no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.
22nd May '17 1:27:45 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1967 film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

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This 1967 comedy-drama film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).
22nd May '17 1:27:25 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Graduate'' is a 1967 film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, about recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's affair with the wife of his father's partner, MrsRobinson.

Famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

Disaffected college graduate Ben (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "Mrs. Robinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

Creator/WilliamDaniels plays Ben's father, Mr. Braddock, who delivers the famous "plastics" quote. Creator/RichardDreyfuss appears in one of his first film roles; he has one line.

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''The Graduate'' is a This 1967 film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's novel of the same title, about recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's affair with the wife of his father's partner, MrsRobinson.

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is famous for being the first "serious" movie to be specifically targeted at the Baby Boomer generation, for prominently featuring Music/SimonAndGarfunkel music (most memorably the toe-tapper "Mrs. Robinson"), and for skyrocketing Creator/DustinHoffman to fame. It also contains ''many'' extremely memorable and oft-parodied scenes and lines (particularly, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" and the climax where Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).

Disaffected college graduate Ben Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), with no idea what to do with his life and no guidance from his shallow parents or their shallow friends, passes his days drifting aimlessly. He begins a clandestine affair with the wife (Creator/AnneBancroft) of his father's business partner, who is always "Mrs. Robinson" "MrsRobinson" to him. However, his parents have plans to match him up with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). Ben and Mrs. Robinson both detest the idea for different reasons, and he has every intention of making Elaine hate him as much as possible... until the two hit it off.

Creator/WilliamDaniels plays Ben's father, Mr. Braddock, who delivers the famous "plastics" quote. Creator/RichardDreyfuss briefly appears in one of his first film roles; he has one line.
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