"Are you here for an affair, sir?"
Fear, confusion, suffocation, and determination. Common phases of life for anyone coming-of-age. Benjamin Braddock just graduated college, which has become the true transition to adulthood. In many ways, this is one of the most original and cared for coming-of-age films of all-time. Mike Nichols delicately handles the movement of the camera creating a perfect balance between immersion and introspection. This a deeply personal tale that is highly relatable but its also an unconventional comedy. Dustin Hoffman is painfully awkward it's amazing. He captures the very soul of a young, wealthy, and riotously insecure white male. With Simon and Garfunkel handling the soundtrack, this is altogether a prized accomplishment in film and in it's genre. Over years and numerous viewings I've grown to love this film so much and I'll always be haunted by the uncertainty of it's final moment.