Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #10: The Mrs Robinsons

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: The Mrs. Robinsons!

Now, you are probably wondering what a "Mrs. Robinson" is.  The term "Mrs. Robinson" means an older woman having a relationship with a younger man.  Now, I don't normally watch movies like this, but here's a list of several "Mrs. Robinsons" movies that I haven't seen yet, but I would like to see.

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

This is the movie that started the "Mrs. Robinson" term and I've been hearing nothing but good things about this movie.  I'm actually surprised that I never gave much thought to this movie, until this week's "Thursday Movie Picks" was about the "Mrs. Robinson" trope.

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

I haven't heard of this movie before, but it was mentioned on several lists for this week's "Thursday Movie Picks" and I do like Jennifer Aniston.  So, I guess we'll see how this movie turns out for me!

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

This is another movie that is highly rated (just check out it's IMDB score) and it's probably the first black and white film that I ever featured in these "Thursday Movie Picks" posts.  It would be great to watch a classic film that has a "Mrs. Robinson" type of character!


  1. Love your choices even if you haven't seen them.

    I've used The Graduate before but naturally it was the first one I thought of as well. Excellent film well worth tracking down.

    Sunset Blvd. is a wonderful pick! It never occurred to me but fits perfectly. Since you haven't seen any of these this is the one I'd recommend you see first. It's a special film from top to bottom-brilliant direction, great cinematography and script but most of all three magnificent performances-Gloria Swanson, William Holden and Erich von Stroheim pulling it all together.

    I liked but didn't love The Good Girl.

    Interesting when you go to look for picks for the week how few there are in comparison to older man/younger woman films. Here's the three I came up with.

    Summer of ’42 (1971)-Teen Herman Raucher (Gary Grimes) is spending the titular summer on Nantucket Island with pals Oscy (Jerry Houser) and Benji (Oliver Conant) just after America has joined in World War II. He meets Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill), a young newlywed whose husband is away in the war. As his friends awkwardly attempt to woo girls their own age, Herman slowly befriends the older woman and finds himself becoming increasingly in love with her, but a sudden tragedy may change everything. Nostalgic and bittersweet this was a huge hit upon its release.

    White Palace (1990)-Lost in grief at the recent loss of his wife young staid ad exec Max Baron (James Spader) meet earthy 40ish wild child waitress Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) and the attraction is immediate. They embark on a steamy affair but soon enough their class and age differences become an obstacles.

    Afterglow (1997)-A roundelay of unwitting changing partners. Contractor Lucky Mann (Nick Nolte) is a serial philanderer who of late has become involved with unhappy young housewife Marianne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Unbeknownst to either Marianne’s business obsessed but equally unhappy husband Jeffrey (Jonny Lee Miller) meets and falls for Lucky’s wife, the troubled Phyllis (Julie Christie) a former minor star who is wrestling with demons of her own. Odd, opaque comic drama but Julie is sensational and was Oscar nominated.

    1. Hmmm...all of those movies sound interesting! I need to check them out!

  2. Sorry for the late visit...we match with The Graduate which is good even though it’s not a favourite of mine but I love the music. I still need to see The Good Girl but Sunset Blvd is fantastic! I love it and it is a biting satire on Hollywood. When it came out Louis B Mayer said Billy Wilder should be tarred and feathered. The back story and behind the scenes is just as great to read about and gives even more insight into this film.