The Graduate

The Graduate ★★★★

A rejuvenating piece of filmmaking, one of those movies, exactly like Breathless, that gives a lot of insight to what comes after. It's like finally listening to a classic album that's been sampled by late-comers over and over again and suddenly things begin to make sense.

I thought this captured the eagerness and awkwardness of post-college immaturity and the uncertainty of how the world works. Benjamin is clumsy and stupid and makes all the wrong choices, and his desire to just drift around is endlessly relatable right now. I just want to sit here and do nothing and after three/four years I think I deserve it whether I do or don't and whether it's the best decision or not.

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