As far as Benjamin Braddock's parents are concerned, his future is sewn up.
Now he has graduated from college, he will go to Yale or Harvard, get a good job and enjoy a life of money, cocktails and pool parties in the suburbs, just like them.
For Benjamin, however, this isn't quite enough. When his parents' friend Mrs Robinson, a formidable older woman, strips naked in front of him and they begin an affair, it seems he might have found a way out.
That is, until her daughter Elaine comes into the picture, and things get far more complicated.