Shy Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is home from college with a degree in hand and an uncertain future in mind. Add to his confusion the aggressive advances by the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and poor Ben is completely lost. That is, until he meets Elaine (Katherine Ross), the girl of his dreams. One problem: Elaine is Mrs. Robinson's daughter, and she'll stop at nothing to ensure that these two lovers remain separated forever! This quintessential '60s dramatic comedy, pulsating with the rebellious spirit of a generation and haunting songs performed by Simon and Garfunkel, is truly a "landmark film" (Leonard Maltin). Based on the novel by Charles Webb, The Graduate won an Academy Award for Best Director (Mike Nichols, whose resume includes such classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood and Working Girl).