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The Young Graduates (1971) Robert Anderson

The Young Graduates (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Director: Robert Anderson
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv File)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 99mn
Webrip H264 Mkv - 768x432 - 29.970fps - 2.03gb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068007/

Spunky and precocious high school senior Mindy Evans spurns her decent, but frustrated boyfriend Bill and has a fling with hunky married nice guy teacher Jack Thompson. Midy finds out that she might be pregnant. While waiting for the results of her pregnancy test, Mindy decides to alleviate the tension by embarking on an impromptu road trip to Big Sur, California with her loyal best gal pal Sandy.

Director Robert Anderson and screenwriter Dave Dixon astutely peg the whole cool'n'easy swinging 70's youth culture in a disarmingly casual and straightforward manner: we've got pot smoking, a little wild go-go dancing, the occasional catchy rock tune blaring away on the soundtrack, a modest smattering of nudity (which includes the inevitable girls locker room shower scene), a hostile biker gang, mellow flower children, and, of course, some sex.

Said potentially lurid subject matter is handled with with surprising taste and restraint by the filmmakers; instead a certain sweet and carefree vibe pervades throughout which in turn greatly enhances the movie's overall appealing period charm. The admirably sincere acting from a sound and attractive cast rates as another substantial asset: Wymer and Stewart are both fine in the leads, with bang-up support from Rist, Holiday, Bruno Kirby as the surly Les, Jennifer Ritt as Jack's bitter'n'boozy frigid iceberg wife Gretchen Thompson, and Dennis Christopher as laid-back hippie dude Pan.

The crisp cinematography by J. Barry Herron and John Toll gives the picture a nice bright look. Ray Martin's bouncy and merry get-down with-it score likewise hits the funky spot. An enjoyably far-out blast from the 70's drive-in past.
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2 Response to "The Young Graduates (1971) Robert Anderson"

  1. clio1966 says:

    As a director you wrote Roger Donaldson, and above Robert Anderson.

    Blatnik82 says:

    Thanks you're the best
    Maybe this one too?
    The Sister-in-Law (1974)

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