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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

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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:

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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, Wide Release

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Nancy Meyers approached Jack Nicholson for the role of Ben Whittaker. Nicholson is mentioned in Jules' philosophic rambling at the bar. See more »

Goofs

Jules and Ben eat pizza and have a beer at the office, after which he drives her home, this after Ben replaced Jules' driver after he drank from a "brown paper bag". But Ben had one beer and Jules had said she has another hour of work before leaving so Ben would be well under the legal limit. The driver Ben confronted was drinking from a flask, so probably spirits with a far higher alcoholic content and driving immediately, and could well have been drinking before as well, so could easily have been over the limit and impaired. See more »

Quotes

Jules: Mark Zuckerberg never brought in a CEO - and he was a teenager!
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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 mikipryor-1See 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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