#100: (Pt. 1) The Graduate (1967) / The Meyerowitz Stories

Noah Baumbach’s new THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES casts Dustin Hoffman on one side of a generational divide, which naturally brings to mind Hoffman’s breakout role as a character on the other side of that generation divide: Mike Nichols’ seminal 1967 comedy-drama THE GRADUATE. In this half of the discussion dedicated to that earlier film, we discuss how THE GRADUATE’s sympathies shift with age, argue over the nature of Ben Braddock’s affair with Mrs. Robinson, and swoon together over that perfect ending. Plus, a brief sampling of the mountain of feedback we’ve received on our recent episodes on BLADE RUNNER 2049 and MOTHER!

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**Show Notes**

Articles cited: "The Best Thing About Blade Runner 2049 Is What It Isn't" at Vox.com

Outro music: “Sound of Silence” by Simon &Garfunkel

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