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The Intern (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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70-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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Mike (as CJ Wilson)

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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

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Experience never gets old.

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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,728,313 (USA) (25 September 2015)

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$75,274,748 (USA) (18 December 2015)
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In the movie, Robert De Niro's character attended Northwestern college, the same college Anne Hatheway's character, in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) attended. See more »

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Ben picks up Jules' jacket. A moment later she is wearing it again. See more »

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Jules: Here's my theory about this. We all grew up during the "take your daughter to work day" thing, right?
Ben: Mm-Hmm.
Jules: So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of "you go, girl."We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They're still dressing like little boys. They're still playing video games. Well, ...
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You Were Meant For Me
Written by Nacio Herb Brown (as Nacio Brown) and Arthur Freed
Performed by Gene Kelly
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A Good, Clean, Wholesome Entertainment
1 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you go to the theater, and you cringe at some of the previews, most of which are full of sex, violence, and an apocalyptic view of the world. It's hard to find a movie that is respectable and clean, with charm and wit, one that is suitable for thinking adults. "The Intern" is such a movie.

Robert DeNiro is superb. How a guy who played such ruthless characters in "Goodfellas" and "Taxi Driver" can pull off this avuncular gentlemen is a testament to his craft. His Ben Whittaker almost seems too perfect, but DeNiro brings a humanity that makes him eminently believable. Anne Hathaway does a fine turn as the Internet entrepreneur, and fleshes out well what could have been a cartoon character of the Übermom. The supporting cast supports wonderfully, giving the stars plenty of room to shine, not distracting from the story. And the plot never goes where it shouldn't, something that does happen in other, more cynical films.

So I would very highly recommend this film. It has some "legs," as evidenced by the fairly sizable audience given that it's in its sixth week of release. You know why? You'll leave the theater entertained and uplifted. And how often can you say that at the cinema these days?


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