"The Intern" (2015)
Directed By: Nancy Meyers
Written By: Nancy Meyers
Released: Sept 25th, 2015
Runtime: 121 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker's charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.
I watched this in the cinema when it came out and I enjoyed it at the time. I watched it again recently. This is a nice little film. It’s sweet. Directed by Nancy Meyer, there’s not a whole to of room to go wrong.
Robert DeNiro leads the cast, followed closely by Anne Hathaway. They’re not to actors I would have associated with one another at all before this film, but in an actual fact they worked really well together. I really like their characters’ (Ben and Jules) relationship throughout the film. Their friendship is incredibly endearing and we fall in love with it easily very early on.
Even the friendships that Ben makes with the rest of his co-workers is very endearing and entertaining as well. Sweet.
Like a lot of Nancy Meyer’s films, the focus is on a lot of problems and conundrums in the area of life pickles or friendships or romantic relationships.
A warm, engaging and enjoyable film for lazy days with friends or family.