Cert: Club. Now showing Remastered for its 50th anniversary, here is a great chance to see Mike Nichols’s iconic comedy on the big screen — and it has real magic that stands the test of time.
Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) arrives home in 1960s southern California after graduation. His parents (William Daniels and Elizabeth Wilson) throw a party for their friends — but Benjamin is worried about his future.
Bored neighbour Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft) makes him drive her home where she tells him she is available to him — and it’s a sign of the times that a woman coming onto a young man like that is comedy. An initially shocked Benjamin takes a few days to change his mind. But summer gets complicated with the arrival of Mrs Robinson’s daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).
Although it is very much of its time, it remains relevant today, none of the characters, bar the somewhat gormless Elaine, are nice — but the cast is fabulous and it is really funny. If you have never seen it, go; if you have, go again.