I loved “The Intern”! I attended a preview of it last week by a special invitation from fellow Fashion Blogger Leah Frazier, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with how well-written, funny and relevant it was to adults of all ages. The movie might be somewhat more impactful to the over 50 crowds who are retired or thinking about retirement but I think the 20 and 30 somethings will thoroughly enjoy it also. They will be able to relate to the issues that they face in today’s world of technology, the struggles of balancing career and families, and how women/men relationships have changed in the last few years.
Here’s the plot: Ben is a successful businessman who is retired and a recent widower. He’s a real go getter who tries to keep himself busy with new hobbies and activities but he’s really lost in the new world he’s found himself in. He’s searching for something to fill the void in his life and he’s more than a little excited when he sees a flyer advertising for “Senior Interns” at a new fashion website. Ben jumps into the opportunity feet first and what you find yourself watching next is a pure fun.
Who would have thought years ago that the great, dramatic actor Robert De Niro who was known for roles in “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” would have become such a great comedic actor? And Anne Hathaway as the young, ambition driven CEO is a delight to watch as always. There are many great moments in the movie with the two of them playing off of their “reverse” roles as boss and intern and at the same time such sweetness to watching their relationship develop and grow. There are also some hilarious scenes with Ben and the twentysomethings who work at the company who grow to love and respect Ben as a mentor and get into little trouble along the way..
This movie is primarily about relationships, all different kinds of relationships. “The Intern” is directed by Nancy Meyers who has given us some classic relationship movies such as “Baby Boom” and one of my all-time favorites “Somethings Gotta Give”. “The Intern” explores the sometimes painful path that people take after their career and romantic relationships end. It also examines the struggles that young people have balancing successful careers and families. It gives us all hope that you can find relationships in the most unexpected places and times and you should never judge people by their age or sex. Everyone has something to offer. Relationships – isn’t that what life is all about?
|Rating:||PG-13 (for some suggestive content and brief strong language)|
|Directed By:||Nancy Meyers|
|Written By:||Nancy Meyers|
|In Theaters:||Sep 25, 2015 Wide|
|Runtime:||2 hr. 1 min.|