Movie Review: The Graduate (1967)

The GraduateComing of age film for the Baby Boomers __ 8/10

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

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Movie Review: The Flamingo Kid (1984)

Morality play that made Matt Dillon a star __ 8/10

The Flamingo KidJeffrey Willis: Gin, Phil.

This one, produced in 1984, was overlooked by many audiences and critics (though Roger Ebert gave it 3 1/2 stars and said it was a lot of fun). It’s set in Brooklyn, NY, in the summer of 1963, and has a look and feel of Dirty Dancing (1987) crossed with American Graffiti (1973). The story recounts the coming of age of a young man Jeffrey Willis (Matt Dillon).[1] Continue reading