This is a movie makes a big social statement while telling a great story. It was one of two films that made 1967 Sidney Poitier’s year.
John Huston took home two Oscars for his work on this film. He also helped his father earn one. It’s a true classic with a complicated story to tell.
“I told him the truth, and strange enough, he believed me.” – Irene Dunne as Lucy Warriner
“It’s like I was playing some kind of game, but the rules don’t make any sense to me. They’re being made up by all the wrong people. I mean no one makes them up. They seem to make themselves up.” – Dustin Hoffman as Ben Braddock
“Sometimes I wonder if I’ve changed so much my wife is even going to recognize me, whenever it is that I get back to her. And how I’ll ever be able to tell her about days like today.” – Tom Hanks as Captain Miller
My complete list of Oscar predictions, winners, and other thoughts.
“I know how comfortable it is to curl up with a nice, fat book full of big words and think you’re going to solve all the problems in the universe. But you’re not, you know. A bit of action is required every now and then.” – Teresa Wright as Carol Beldon
My picks for the 88th Academy Awards.