The Intern – A Comedy with Two Oscar Winners

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“The Intern “ features two Academy Award winners, 72-year-old, charismatic Robert De Niro and 32-year-old, vibrant Anne Hathaway. They make a great team and teach us how different ages can work together.

Directed by Nancy Meyers, The Intern tells the story of 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Whittaker's charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.
In the first half of the movie, Robert De Niro brings us the image of a real gentleman with really old-schooled habits like always carrying a handkerchief for women. And in the last half, we would have chance to understand more about Jules. Unlike other successful businesswoman, Jules is often late, bad at memorizing names and owning other bad habits. Besides, Jules has difficulties arranging time for work and her own family. Uncle Ben is probably the savior Jules has never thought of. From just an intern, he becomes her close friend, brings her some peace of mind, and a lot of useful life advice. 

Beside the beautiful friendship between Ben and Jules, The Intern also cleverly mentions many other aspects of life: discriminating eyes from the housewives for businesswomen, troublesome marriage when the wife is more successful, etc. The issues as well as characters' emotions are real and convincingly transmitted thanks to the great performance of Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.
De Niro’s character here is one that he pretty much never played during what many consider his acting heyday: a decent, straightforward, non-neurotic regular guy who’s gotten somewhere good in life. And in this movie, he plays it rather well. De Niro proves remarkably deft with light comedy and gives one of his most subtle, charming performances in years. Hathaway does particularly well in a role that frequently draws direct attention to its own unlikeability: Both the steelier and more genial sides of the actress’s signature class-captain charisma play persuasively into her business persona.

Nancy Myers has often been criticized for making films about wealthy, career driven people, but the old adage of "write what you know" has always worked for her and it certainly does in The Intern.
"The Intern" is a comedy and, yet, it is a thoughtful film with a great cast and script, and you will be charmed and delighted at this warm, clever, very funny film. Don’t forget to scroll down to check it out if you’re interested in it. Hope you have a good time with us, 123Movies!

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