Director: Mike Nichols | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Released: 1967 | Runtime: 106 min
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Stars of this Movie
The Graduate Quotes
Mr. Braddock: What's the matter? The guests are all downstairs, Ben, waiting to see you.
Benjamin: Look, Dad, could you explain to them that I have to be alone for a while?
Mr. Braddock: These are all our good friends, Ben. Most of them have known you since, well, practically since you were born. What is it, Ben?
Benjamin: I'm just...
Mr. Braddock: Worried?
Mr. Braddock: About what?
Benjamin: I guess about my future.
Mr. Braddock: What about it?
Benjamin: I don't know... I want it to be...
Mr. Braddock: To be what?
Benjamin: [looks at his father] ... Different.
[ Offering Mrs. Robinson a coat hanger ]
Benjamin : Wood?
Mrs. Robinson : What?
Benjamin : Wood or wire? They have both.
Room Clerk : Are you here for an affair, sir?
Benjamin : What?
Room Clerk : The Singleman party, sir?
Benjamin : Ah, yes, the Singleman party.
Mr. McGuire : [ behind Benjamin ] Ben.
Benjamin : [ to Joanne ] Excuse me. [ turns ]
Benjamin : Mr. McGuire.
Mr. McGuire : Ben.
Benjamin : Mr. McGuire.
Mr. Maguire: Plastics.
Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... Aren't you?
Benjamin: Oh my God!
Mrs. Robinson: Pardon?
Benjamin: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. Oh no.
Mrs. Robinson: What's wrong?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you didn't... I mean, you didn't expect...
Mrs. Robinson: What?
Benjamin: I mean, you didn't really think I'd do something like that.
Mrs. Robinson: Like what?
Benjamin: What do you think?
Mrs. Robinson: Well, I don't know.
Benjamin: For god's sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You... put on music. Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.
Mrs. Robinson: So?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.
Mrs. Robinson: [laughs] Huh?
Benjamin: Aren't you?
Beth-Anne: You know what they say about love? If you really love something, let it go.
Megs: That sounds painful.
Beth-Anne: It is. That's why it works.
Megs: What does she have that I don't?
Rachel: Cigarettes. We should buy cigarettes.
Beth-Anne: You don't even smoke, Rachel.
Rachel: Just because I haven't smoked doesn't mean I'm not gonna love it, Beth-Anne! Jesus F-ing Christ!