The Intern – Experience never gets old.
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Screenplay by Nancy Meyers
Nancy Meyers has proven to be one of my favourite directors over the last few years with some very good movies. The first movie which caught my attention was “What Women Want”, which I thought was an excellent film. Her last four films “Something’s Gotta Give”, “The Holiday”, “It’s Complicated”, and this film “The Intern” are all written and directed by Nancy Meyers. This incredible woman is able to excel in both jobs when most people in the industry have trouble with one.
Ben Whittaker (DeNiro) is struggling with retirement, so he decides to try a senior internship with an internet company. Jules Ostin (Hathaway) reluctantly lets Ben work directly under her. She will send him an e-mail when she has something for him to do. Ben sits at his desk waiting patiently, so when she finally needs something done he is ready. Ben realizes he has to gain her trust and with every assignment he she realizes his gifts go beyond the everyday work. Ben’s lifetime of experienced is shared throughout the office and he is accepted by everyone. His value to Jules goes from a six week internship to trusted confidant.
Robert DeNiro shines in this movie and we see a side of him that we can hardly believe is there. He delivers soul to the story which is seriously lacking in films today. Anne Hathaway is equally brilliant in a strong performance that will inspire women everywhere. Perlman, Devine, and Orley (I know it sounds like a law firm) help bring this movie to life by giving us three believable characters. They all take turns shining during the “break in” scene.
This movie is uplifting and the peripheral characters have a way of growing on you. The movie delivers on every level and leaves the viewer satisfied. I highly recommend this movie and Nancy Meyers has created another movie that I will watch several times.
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Runtime: 121 Minutes
Production Budget: $40,000,000.
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, What Women Want
If you liked this try: The Internship, The Devil Wears Prada, About Schmidt