Release Date: September 25, 2015
Running Time: 2 hours and 1 minute
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language
Written and Directed by Nancy Meyers
Starring:Robert De Niro as Ben Whittaker Anne Hathaway as Jules Ostin Rene Russo as Fiona
Anders Holm as Matt
Andrew Rannells as Paige
Adam DeVine as Jason
Celia Weston as Doris
Nat Wolff as Justin
Linda Lavin as Patty
Zack Pearlman as Davis
Experience Never Gets Old
Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Silver Linings Playbook) and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, The Devil Wears Prada) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern. Oscar®-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give, Private Benjamin) is directing the comedy from her own screenplay. In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He fills the void by getting up at the same time, handing out in the local coffee shop, volunteering and taking tai chi, but something is still missing. He notices a flyer for senior interns, but it says he must submit a video cover letter. Ben gets dressed in a suit and sets up his video camera and gives a great pitch. He ends up getting the internship at About the Fit and is assigned to the CEO and founder Jules Ostin. At first she just ignores Ben, hoping he will go away and she can continue as the prickly boss who does not acknowledge hard work and expects her assistant to work until late at night. She is known for riding a bike in the office, skipping meals and being driven around in an Audi Q7. While Jules pretends Ben is not there, he befriends his younger co-workers and becomes the go to person for advice.
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The audience that screened this film seemed to love it. They were engaged and laughed at appropriate times throughout the film. Although it is listed as a comedy, I thought it was more of a dramedy. I really enjoyed The Intern and plan to take my mother to see it. I think it is a wonderful film for adults of all ages and mature teens. This was a great role for Hathaway. Coming off her Oscar winning performance in Les Miserables, she gives this role just the right amount of confidence and weakness. I also loved Robert DeNiro’s performance as Ben. His versatility really shines. DeNiro was charming and shy with just the right amount of vulnerability. He and Hathaway had fantastic on-screen chemistry and the supporting cast totally complimented the leads. Meyer’s warm, smart and funny comedy delivers a message that everyone, no matter how young or old, has something of value to contribute. It makes you think twice about the common trends in the workplace. So grab your parent, grandparent, children or family and make plans to see this charming and likeable film. ~A.S. MacLeod