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The Intern (2015)

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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
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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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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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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasante de moda 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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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

In one scene, Robert De Niro's character is confused as to who Jay Z is. This is an in-joke about the beef Robert De Niro and Jay-Z have had since 2012. 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

Jules: [Waves to daughter's friend who hides behind her mom's legs] Hi, Maddie.
Paige: [In a stage whisper] Bipolar!
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Ruben's In
(from Ocean's Eleven (2001))
Written by David Holmes
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Surprisingly Intern-resting!
18 December 2015 | by wembleyfmSee all my reviews

Without knowing too much about the plot, I assumed this was taking De Niro down a familiar trodden path of another "Fokker" type role. How wrong I was! This is a very endearing, gentle and easily watchable escapade that sees an ageing De Niro being given an internship with an e-commerce fashion company and becoming surprisingly useful at bestowing his considerable knowledge to his new colleagues. I can't remember ever seeing De Niro play such a likable role without seemingly any flaws to his character. Hathaway charms her way through the film and there's a nice cameo from Russo as a love interest. A film that doesn't try too hard to be funny and comes across better for it.


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