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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
Robert De Niro and Rene Russo appeared in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) and Showtime (2002). See more »
When Ben is awakened by a phone call from Becky, he looks at the alarm clock next to his bed. The second hand on the clock is not moving. See more »
[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?
Oh, hmm, oh boy
[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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Wonderful contemporary story, great acting. What more can one ask for? DeNiro totally inhabits the role of a bored NewYorker retiree who quietly, commandingly changes everyone around him for the better. There were little bits of sentimental predictability but not many. Nothing slowed the pace for long. It was lovely to see ageism front and center, blasted to smithereens! Subtle, believable performances that did not pander to the problems of aging, but acknowledged them. The boys "road trip" was hilarious. The "boys" themselves were presented as stereotypes but managed to imbue them with personality. There were some great laugh out loud moments! Nicely cast, well-written plot and characters. Go see it! Especially if you are over 60!
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