70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.Wikipedia
The Intern Reviews
...a film that otherwise left me feeling all warm and fuzzy, and also hopeful that more writers would similarly reinvent the traditional rom-com format. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this film.
The only time the movie shows some originality is when Ben leads three other staff members to break into Jules’s mother’s home to delete a mail from her mother’s inbox that she sent unintentionally.
An easy, breezy office space confection that doesn't require much of your time or intense emotions, I exude a distinct charm, one that's rarely seen in pop-culture obsessed material today. It's as how Ben describes his handkerchief ritual, "one of the last vestiges of the chivalrous gent."
The Intern is a generational matchup of Baby Boomer-meets-millennial mindset with the office as a backdrop. You'll watch it for De Niro and Hathaway's easy onscreen chemistry.
The Intern is one of the best light-hearted, slice of life film, that you will come across in the recent time. Watch it for the brilliant performances and its feel good value.
...a simple sweet film, with charming performances by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, which makes for a good watch.
We know what a fine actor Robert De Niro is but here his performance exceeded expectations. He adds a different dimension to the character to Ben. The talented Anne Hathaway also matches him at every step –in fact she has to portray a wider range of expressions which she does so well. The Intern is as heartwarming as a modern day film can get.
He’s the father figure she never had, and she renders the companionship he has been desperately looking for. And with Hathaway and De Niro going back and forth with the aforementioned elements, it’s cuteness overload. Fortunately there’s no hint of forced romance between the two, it’s been a while since the two leads of opposite sexes in a Hollywood movie were ‘just friends’.
I will definitely recommend The Intern to you. It’s the genuine camaraderie between Ben and Jules and the precious friendship between them that makes it such an endearing watch.
Overall, "The Intern" snugly fits into a bland film for a night-out.
If you’re a big fan of feel-good movies, this is one film that promises to deliver and leave you smiling. Watch it for Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway‘s splendid chemistry and comic brilliance.
It’s left to Hathaway to rescue what she can. Her Jules is by turns brittle, warm, self-possessed, vulnerable and impulsive, and Hathaway conveys all this without making her performance seem like an acting class. Few actors today can cry like she does on screen; even fewer can transform material like this into something halfway resonant.
The latest movie from the director of Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated has nothing to give and is most uncomplicated. The novelty factor of the premise of Nancy Meyers’s The Intern and the casting wears off within the first hour. The rest of the running time is spent on padding up the potentially interesting but severely underdeveloped encounter between generations.