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* AmbiguousEnding[=/=]BittersweetEnding: The film ends on a rather ambiguous note, leaving the viewer to wonder [[spoiler:whether Benjamin and Elaine will live HappilyEverAfter or are doomed to repeat the mistakes of their parents and get caught in a loveless marriage.]]
** [[spoiler: The sequel of the book, ''Home School'', shows them as having a difficult but still consistent life with two kids.]]

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* AmbiguousEnding[=/=]BittersweetEnding: The film ends on a rather ambiguous note, leaving the viewer to wonder [[spoiler:whether Benjamin and Elaine will live HappilyEverAfter or are doomed to repeat the mistakes of their parents and get caught in a loveless marriage.]]
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The sequel of the book, ''Home School'', shows them as having a difficult but still consistent life with two kids.]]kids]].

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* EstablishingCharacterMusic: Benjamin is introduced making his way to home to the strains of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence".


* DiegeticSoundtrackUsage: Ben whistles the "Mrs. Robinson" song while driving in one scene, and again later when he buys the engagement ring for Elaine.



* ThemeTuneCameo: It's not the main theme, but Ben whistles the "Mrs. Robinson" song while driving in one scene, and again later when he buys the engagement ring for Elaine.


* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: The famous {{ThousandYardStare}}s of Ben and Elaine at the end are actually the next-to-last shot; the last shot is the bus trundling off into the distance as the camera fades to black.

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* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: The famous {{ThousandYardStare}}s [[ThousandYardStare Thousand-Yard Stares]] of Ben and Elaine at the end are actually the next-to-last shot; the last shot is the bus trundling off into the distance as the camera fades to black.


This classic 1967 {{dramedy}} film, [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Charles Webb's novel of the same name and directed by Creator/MikeNichols, 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).

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This classic 1967 {{dramedy}} film, [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Charles Webb's novel of the same name and directed by Creator/MikeNichols, 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 an alternate early version of the classic 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" me") and scenes (such as the climax where [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).


This 1967 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).

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This classic 1967 {{Dramedy}} {{dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Charles Webb's 1963 novel of the same title, name and directed by Creator/MikeNichols, 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).


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This 1967 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).

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This 1967 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on on]] Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding]]).


This 1967 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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 [[TheGraduateHomageShot Ben rescues Elaine from her wedding).
wedding]]).


* ComingOfAgeStory: The film is about Benjamin trying to find himself and escape the suburban ennui that his parents and his girlfriend's parents have found themselves in. While and Elaine do succeed in getting away from the lives forced upon them by their families, it's ambiguous whether they'll be able to avoid making the same mistakes as their parents.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: The film is about Benjamin trying to find himself and escape the suburban ennui that his parents and his girlfriend's parents have found themselves in. While him and Elaine do succeed in getting away from the lives forced upon them by their families, it's ambiguous whether they'll be able to avoid making the same mistakes as their parents.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the scene when Ben brings Mrs. Robinson's purse into Elaine's room, she closes the door, and brief glimpses of her bare bosom can be briefly seen in split-second moments.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the scene when Ben brings Mrs. Robinson's purse into Elaine's room, she closes future, please check the door, and brief glimpses of her bare bosom can be briefly seen in split-second moments. trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


-->'''Mr. Robinson''': All right, now listen to this. I don't know whether I can prosecute, but I think I can. I think I can get you behind bars if you ever look at my daughter again. Now, I've seen Elaine, and I've made damn sure you can't get to her. Stay away from me, Ben! I don't want to mince words with you. As far as Elaine is concerned, you're to get her out of your filthy mind right now! Is that perfectly clear to you? And that's all, Ben. You'll pardon me if I don't shake hands with you. I think you are filth. I think you are scum. You are a degenerate!

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-->'''Mr. Robinson''': All right, now listen to this. I don't know whether I can prosecute, but I think I can. I think I can get you behind bars if you ever look ''look'' at my daughter again. Now, I've seen Elaine, and I've made damn sure you can't get to her. Stay away from me, Ben! I don't want to mince words with you. As far as Elaine is concerned, you're to get her out of your filthy mind right now! Is that perfectly clear to you? And that's all, Ben. You'll pardon me if I ''I'' don't shake hands with you. I think you are filth. I think you are scum. You scum! ''You are a degenerate!degenerate!''


** Last but not least, Mrs. Robinson gets one of the first F-bombs (unheard, but easily read on her lips) in mainstream cinema during the climactic wedding scene when Benjamin shows up at the church.

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** Last but not least, Mrs. Robinson gets one of the first F-bombs (unheard, but easily read on her lips) in mainstream cinema during the climactic wedding scene when Benjamin shows up at the church.church and interrupts the wedding ceremony.


** Last, but not least, Mrs. Robinson gets one of the first F-bombs in mainstream cinema during the climactic wedding scene when Benjamin shows up at the church.

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** Last, Last but not least, Mrs. Robinson gets one of the first F-bombs (unheard, but easily read on her lips) in mainstream cinema during the climactic wedding scene when Benjamin shows up at the church.


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This 1967 {{Dramedy}} 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 an alternate version of 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 {{Dramedy}} film, directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on Charles Webb's 1963 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 an alternate version of the classic 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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* SymbolicSereneSubmersion:
** Several shots in the early part of the film feature Ben simply floating in his family's pool (lying either on an inflatable or simply in the water), symbolising his uncertainty about his future and feeling of simply being adrift at life.
** In another sequence when, at yet another party thrown by his parents, Ben is forced to display the scuba gear he recently received, despite his overall unwillingness to be there. The scene is shot from Ben's perspective inside the suit, making the voices and sight of the guests distorted and distant until Ben finally gets to the pool and is able to submerge himself, when it all goes silent, symbolising the disconnect he feels from his parents social environment and life style, and his subtle wish to escape it all.

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