Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 May 2006 and 20 Mar 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A woman finds out that a famous book and movie from the 1960’s was apparently based on her family’s escapades and vows to discover the truth.
My Take on it – Personally, I’ve only seen the Graduate (1968) once in my life and I cant say I liked it very much.
Fortunately, since the plot and premise are so ingrained in pop culture, most people including myself still know the basic premise which is heavily used here.
The idea to create a ‘true’ history behind the story was such a great idea because most people immediately know and understand the majority of the references in the movie because of that.
They were able to feed off the same premise for the whole 90 minute running time and it didn’t feel overused at all.
Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner were both very good choices for the leads and work well together (in spite of) or actually because of the age difference between them.
Bottom Line – Interesting idea to take a Hollywood story and create a ‘true’ history. Aniston and Costner are both very good here. Love how they keep the premise working thru the entire movie without it feeling overused. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Early in the film’s pre-production stages, Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft were strongly considered for the roles of Beau Burroughs and Katherine Richelieu. But when Bancroft died and Hoffman had filming commitments for several other projects, the roles were given to Kevin Costner and Shirley MacLaine. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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