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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben
... Jules
... Fiona
... Matt
JoJo Kushner ... Paige
... Cameron
... Jason (as Adam DeVine)
... Davis
... Lewis
... Becky
... Justin
... Patty
... Doris
... Miles
... 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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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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25 September 2015 (USA)  »

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$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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Trivia

One plot point has Jules' (Anne Hathaway's) Board of Directors pressuring her to bring in a more experienced CEO, referencing the real-life Gilt Group having done the same. Later, when Jules is preparing to interview the first potential CEO, she mentions that he "had a successful run at Travelocity". In real-life, the Gilt Group CEO, to whom the board would have been referring, was former Travelocity CEO Michelle Peluso. See more »

Goofs

When Jules and Ben are chatting on Jules's bed in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and she's telling Ben about Matt cheating on her, a flush covers Anne Hathaway's chest and rises up her neck - probably due to the emotion of the scene. A couple of shots later, and the flush is gone; this was probably a take or two down the track. Then towards the end of the scene, the flush returns. See more »

Quotes

Jules: It's 2015, are we really still critical of working moms?
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References Rachel Getting Married (2008) See more »

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It's Real
Written by Martin Courtney and Matt Mondanile (as Matthew Mondanile)
Performed by Real Estate
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company
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A Good, Clean, Wholesome Entertainment
1 November 2015 | by 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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