The Intern Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, Christina Scherer, Nancy Meyers and comedy/drama movie fans


The Intern Movie Synopsis

the-intern-2015In “The Intern,” Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who 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 (Anne Hathaway).

The Intern Viewer Rating: 4.5/5 ****

The Intern Movie Review:

A senior intern? This is definitely something new. The thought of the possible problems both the company and the senior might encounter makes the movie a hilarious one even before I’ve watched it! THE INTERNBut lo and behold, I was surprised by how relatable the film was. Anne Hathaway playes Jules, an entrepreneur of a successful online shopping company (or you can say blogshop). Remember how so many blogshops popped up several years ago, this is a peek into the world behind an online shop, a career many people dream of doing, tried doing but failed due to several reasons.

The-Intern_Robert-De-Niro-Anne-Hathaway-pic-2What made this film so enjoyable? The plot is simple, but the characters were full of surprises. I thought the staff in the company would be the ones who couldn’t accept Ben (Robert De Niro) a senior intern, but I was wrong. Not only did they guide him, they embrace his experience. I thought Jules (Anne Hathaway) would be receiving. But she was the one with the most bias against him.The Intern movie stillsThe great “men jokes” were hilarious in a not-crude way. It won’t be surprising if they were crude, but I was delighted by how the old intern “embraced” the time with the young staff. Yes, he had a difficult time adapting the pace and the environment, but Nancy Meyers did it in a lighthearted and sweet way. So sweet that when Ben revealed to Jules his past, it was heart-breaking.

intern-adam-devine-zack-pearlman-jason-orley-de-niro-reviewThe supporting characters were nicely conceptualised and personalities well thought out too! There’s Rene Russo as Ben’s new love interest, the staff from the company – Adam DeVine as Jason, Zack Pearlman as Davis, Jason Orley as Lewis and Christina Scherer as Becky. They displayed the classic behaviours of the Millenniums (Gen Y) adults and how they handle relationships. You should totally check out their brilliant solution to retrieving email sent to the wrong person. 

Jojo KushnerRobert De Niro is the kind of cool granddad you hope to have, even when you are 27 (like me) now. He’s interaction with Jules’ daughter Paige (JoJo Kushner) was endearing, but kept to the minimal. He is great delivering his thoughts with just his expressions, which I believe why Jules found him too scarily “observant”.

Intern familyA few friends of mine had a different voices in regards to the final choices Jules made. For the benefit of those who haven’t watch it, I won’t try to spoil too much as to what the problems and choices are, but a young woman juggling the roles of a boss of a 220-employee fashion company, a wife to a home-husband, a mum to an adorable girl, it’s not difficult to guess what were the possible crisis she was facing. 

Aside from the one little strange facy that Jules, a smartphone-obsessed person did not grab her phone and laptop during a emergency evacuation, this near perfect film is so likeable that it is not hard not to like it, unless you dislike films that does not involve guns, bombs or an evil guy (antagonist). 

Do You Know?

jack-nicholsonNancy Meyers got Jack Nicholson for the role of Ben Whittaker before going to Robert De Niro.

reese_witherspoon Tinay FeyTina Fey and Reese Witherspoon was originally casted but they dropped out and Anne Hathaway replaced her. Robert De Niro Rene RussoThis is the third time Robert De Niro and Rene Russo have acted together. They previously appeared together in “Showtime” (2002) and “The Adventures Of Rocky & Bullwinkle” (2000).

Anne Hathaway and Robert De NiroRobert De Niro and Anne Hathaway learned Tai Chi from Tiffany Chen, the daughter of Grandmaster William C C Chen. andy-sachs-the-devil-wears-pradaThis is Anne Hathaway’s second fashion film. She previously starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) where she played a junior assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor-in-chief (portrayed by Meryl Streep).

Rachel Getting MarriedIn Hathaway’s opening scene, she is seen dealing with a customer on the phone who is to be married in three days’ time. Hathaway’s company has sent the wrong bridesmaid dresses. After assuring the bride that the problem will be solved, Hathaway addresses her as “Rachel” and wishes her the best on her wedding day. Hathaway received her first Oscar nomination, for Best Actress, for her lead role in Jonathan Demme’s 2008 film, Rachel Getting Married. the-internThis is Anne Hathaway’s first movie with Robert De Niro. The first time Nancy Meyers and Robert De Niro worked together.

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The Intern is out in cinemas on 24th September 2015.

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16 thoughts on “The Intern Movie Review”

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  2. This is a good movie. Thanks for the info about the movie, I believe the role really fits Robert de Niro than Jack Nicholson.

  3. WAIT. Did I miss this movie’s showing here in my country?! If yes, I am totally upset! I sure hope it hasn’t been shown here yet. I loved the trailer for this movie!

  4. Louise ღ (@louisechelle)

    I wanted to watch this movie from the time I saw the trailer but sadly, it wasn’t shown here in my area. And it makes me frustrated more reading this review. Hehe. I feel like I missed a lot! 🙁

  5. Somehow, I did relate it Devil’s wears prada but with Robert De Niro Matching wits with Anne Hathaway. I looks like a great family friendly film that a family can relate to as well as people who work too.

  6. Glad to see that we agree about this precious film. Very heartwarming. Interesting about those actors previously cast for these roles. Hard to imagine Jack Nicholson in the de Niro role. – Fred

  7. Thanks for posting a review for this movie, I really want to see it but I haven’t had the chance to yet. Hopefully, I’ll be able to watch it ASAP.

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