Monday, November 22, 2010
This is a good movie. If we put aside the fact that every heterosexual boy at least once in his life wants an older woman experience, one can see how true this movie is to reality, for any and every generation. Hoffman portrayed the role beautifully. The uncertainty of life, the feeling and desire of quitting as being the best option, the idea that one’s life has been wasted while striving for excellence is everything I got out of Hoffman’s character and his facial expressions and actions. The kinds of movie where actors act out their feelings rather than say them are always the best ones, I feel. I usually hate endings to movies because they never do a movie justice; no one ever wants something captivating to end. But I have to give it to this movie; the ending brought the movie back to the beginning; to its original thesis statement. Both uncertain of each other, the step they have taken, and the steps they will need to take. Neither look at each other and the excitement of running off to this forbidden love is now overshadowed by the feeling of uncertainty.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Actually among all the movies that have been shown, this is one of the few that have a happy ending. That seemingly simplistic and cliche' detail is enough to put a smile on the faces of the audience and gain itself a hundred million dollars profits. I did not pay too much attention to the music of the movie since I was engrossed in how the story slowly unwrapped itself. I like the developments in personalities of Ben as the character changes from a shy boy to a calm man and finally a confident and resolute individual. Yet, something is missing in the part where it should be most detailed: The drama, suspense and emotion when Ben is dating Elaine without her acknowledgement of his affair. The director seems to have rushed this part of which I expected a little bit more. However, this is a movie that brings about good feelings (since it's about love conquering some obstacles) and satisfaction to the audience. I like it.
The Graduate is definitely one of the top movies we have watched so far, alongside to Casablanca. I liked the acting of Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock because he played the nervous boy role so well. It was clearly evident the awkwardness of a 40 something year old woman seducing a 21 year old boy. The story was just really good and interesting the whole time.
The graduate is a movie about a college student who went home for the summer and is confused about love. Ben is a college graduate who is thinking of going to med school and when he got home he meets his father’s business partner and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. Mrs. Robinson then has an affair with Ben, but they keep it confidential for a while until her daughter went back home from college. Elaine and Ben fall in love but Mrs. Robinson is not ok with it and didn’t approve of them dating. Elaine then finds out about her mother’s affair with Ben and takes off back to college. Ben went after her because he loved her and wanted to b with her. She is willing to forgive him and forget about the affair and marry him, but the only problem was that her mother would never allow it. They take Elaine out of town and arrange a weeding for hr with a med student. Ben finds her at her own wedding and takes her with him leaving everyone behind.
I thought this was a good movie. This is a movie I enjoyed all the way. It was a really funny movie and it had me laughing a lot. But I do have to say that it’s kind of nasty sleeping with the mom and the daughter. I thought Dustin Hoffman did a really good job in the movie. He knew his character well and knew how to entertain the audience. I would defiantly watch this movie again or even buy it.
I personally enjoyed this movie alot. At first I thot it was going to be another boring old story, all dramatic and what not. As the movie slowly developed you could see the main character develop from a nerdy college kid with no self confidence to this determined individual. The movie had quite a bit of humor and some you had to pay attention to to make sure you caught the joke.
I thought the movie was great and entertaining. The concept was so realistic; I would assume adultery and complicated love triangles occur on a daily basis. It sort of grossed me out, sleeping with a women and then wanting to be with her daughter. Dustin Hoffman portrayed an innocent and boyish character extremely well. I also think the movie made an impact in motion picture history because in the movie Wayne’s World II, the wedding scene was almost exactly the same. Overall, the film was classic.
I have to say that I really liked this movie. It was so hilarious, everybody was laughing and I love the experience of watching a movie with a lot of other people knowing they enjoy it too. Thats what I love about seeing movies. Dustin Hoffman was hilarious all throughout the movie from beginning to end. I loved when he was just floating in the pool drinking beer... lucky! I also got super hungry when they were eating those burgers and fries, ah! Totally amazing when he fought off the angry wedding people with the cross. It was like they were all bad vampires and Ben and Elaine were the heroes. Anyways... awesome good movie!
The affair is revealed to Elaine, and Mrs. Robinson tells Elaine that Ben raped her.
Ben watches from afar as Elaine goes back to Berkely then follows her there to try to marry her. He stalks her for a while, then finally talks to her about it. Se gives it a few days then says she will think about it. Before she can give him her answer Mr Robinson interviens and takes her away from Berkley to marry another man.
Ben finds where the wedding will be held and races there. He makes it to the church and stops it. Then Elaine and Ben run off together to what I understood to get married.
I liked it. I had seen parts of it before but never the whole thing. It was pretty slow in the beginning, but I guess it was pretty racey for it's time, I just didn't think he was just going to be laying around for so long. Those scenes were too long of him just laying in the pool and stuff. I was waiting for him to say coo coo ca choo, then he didn't say it it was in the song when he was chasing after Elaine. I was a little dissappointed in that because that is a saying that I thought they actually said in the movie. so many people "quote" that from this movie, but now I know it's from the song in the movie. I really didn't like the end that much because they went from being really happy to almost sadness in their facial expressions. That kind of made me think that they might not be happy with what they did or something. I could just be reading too much into it. Over all it was a very well shot and pretty good film.