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The Intern (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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Seventy-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.

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Nancy Meyers

Writer:

Nancy Meyers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Ben
Anne Hathaway ... Jules
Rene Russo ... Fiona
Anders Holm ... Matt
JoJo Kushner JoJo Kushner ... Paige
Andrew Rannells ... Cameron
Adam Devine ... Jason (as Adam DeVine)
Zack Pearlman ... Davis
Jason Orley ... Lewis
Christina Scherer ... Becky
Nat Wolff ... Justin
Linda Lavin ... Patty
Celia Weston ... Doris
Steve Vinovich ... Miles
C.J. Wilson ... Mike (as CJ Wilson)
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Storyline

A retired 70-year-old widower, Ben (played by Robert De Niro), is bored with retired life. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. The founder of the company is Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic. Ben is made her intern, but this is a nominal role - she doesn't intend to give him work and it is just window dressing. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Experience never gets old.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Intern See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,728,313, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$75,764,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,564,672
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Waverly Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anne Hathaway previously starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), which has a similar setting (a New York City fashion office). See more »

Goofs

When Ben sits down at his new intern desk, he opens his briefcase to put everything out. All the items are in perfect order. Gravity was not affected inside the briefcase; all items should have been moved to the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Fiona: [Fiona is giving him a massage at his desk and is getting rather intimate] I'm Fiona, the house masseuse. Love that there's another oldie but goodie here... How's that, Ben?
Ben: Oh, hmm, oh boy
Davis: [Hands him a newspaper to cover his lap] Here you go... You're not as old as I thought you were.
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Soundtracks

Deed I Do
Written by Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The Intern: Exceeded my expectations
30 April 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

So I had no interest in The Intern, at all. The only reason I ended up watching it was because I was cooking in the Caribbean and needed a time out in a beautifully air conditioned room.

Now I like Hathaway, I think she's a competent actress but I very very rarely get to see her in anything as she is a very niche actress and only tends to do the kind of movies I go out of my way to avoid.

With her and DeNiro I expected at least strong performances and I got them and a lot more on top. The ludicrous plot plays out better than you'd expect, it turns into something beautiful and heartfelt.

The Intern is undeniably a sweet movie and it has substance but sadly it also has a number of overwhelming flaws.

Now Nancy Meyers is arguably the "Chick flick" queen and therefore I haven't seen many of her films. Based on this despite it being a competent little film I don't think I'll be rushing to see anymore.

Though full of emotional and thought provoking moments it simply has too much that plays against it and a finale that I had to see with my own eyes to believe.

Passable, but I'm not the demographic.

The Good:

Heartfelt

Well made

The Bad:

Questionable finale

Plenty of schmultz

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I will never understand why so many react like that to infidelity, leave immediatly you silly girls!


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