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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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The movie is identical to Intern (2000), starring Dominique Swain, that follows a young intern in a very "The Devil Wears Prada" storyline. Anne Hathaway played a similar wide-eyed intern in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). 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

Ben: "You're never wrong to do the right thing."
Jules: Who said that, you?
Ben: Yeah. But I'm pretty sure Mark Twain said it first.
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Written by Kendrick Lamar, Chris Jasper (as Christopher Jasper), Rahki (as Columbus Tower Smith), Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Marvin Isley, Ronald Isley and Rudolph Isley
Performed by Kendrick Lamar
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Who doesn't love Bobby DeNiro?
17 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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