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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 ... 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.

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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Trivia

In the screenplay, the character of Cameron (Andrew Rannells) was originally written as a female named Candice. See more »

Goofs

During the Tai Chi scene in the opening montage, DeNiro's double hides behind a man wearing red, then in a closer shot DeNiro is shown while the other man has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jules: I'll call you when I have something for you to do.
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Connections

References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Misbehavin'
Written by Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks and Fats Waller (as Thomas "Fats" Waller)
Performed by Benny Goodman
Courtesy of Hindsight Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Nice Story that's a bit predictable.
5 August 2016 | by jimel98See all my reviews

OK, first and foremost, I'm sick of the pretentious a-holes who rush like sharks to a seal feeding area to condemn this type of movie. You blow hards go and make a few movies and THEN spout off your know it all garbage. GAWDALMIGHTY! OK, with that out of my system, this movie is a fairly predictable and pedestrian film. I have to be brutally honest however, a couple of small curve balls did surprise me, but overall, eh. Not a great movie but hey, a nice story. I use that word a lot, 'nice' and I've acknowledged that before. For some films, it's the best description. It's not exciting, it's not thought provoking and it's not intended to be. It's entertaining and at times, a bit uplifting. In a word, it's NICE! What the hell is wrong with nice? Not a damn thing. The whiney folks who feel every movie must have impact or teach a lesson or...what-have-you, are jerks, morons and probably failed film students who were rejected by EVERY movie studio, even the Troma Team. Let's be honest you egomaniacs, shall we? I'm just a guy who loves movies and in this movie I see a pleasant story that allowed me to sit for an hour and 1/2 and just enjoy a nice story. Is that so wrong? No, dammit, it isn't. Am I angry, yeah, I guess I am. Do I care if I offend a few douche bags? Hell no.

Sorry, I'm really ranting here.

Bottom line, Robert De Niro can do ANYTHING (and sure, it seems like lately he WILL DO ANYTHING!) and he pulled off this role very nicely. If you don't like this word, stop reading....NOW! He's a mild mannered good guy who wants to not be bored. Anne Hathaway has shown she can handle acting very well. I keep wanting to see more depth in her characters, but this movie didn't require much and that's fine. She's a good actor, not a shlub who gets by solely on looks.

Rene Russo. 'Nuff said.

The supporting cast do a magnificent job doing exactly what they are supposed to do, SUPPORT.

Sure, I found some things that I scratched my head at. Where did HE go? Why did SHE do this? What ever happened to....? But it's not a documentary, it's a nice (YEAH, NICE-IN YOUR FACE!) story that shouldn't have to explain everything. People don't go to the movies to have every detail correct and every single moment or event fit perfectly into reality. Take it from me, I can be a stickler with some types of movies, but I'm also a realist and even when I'M the one whining, I try to keep my whining in perspective. Some here do not. They think they're some important critic who's word will make or break a movie. NONE OF US HERE ARE VERY IMPORTANT! GET OVER YOURSELVES! So, bottom line, it's a nice (yeah, nice) movie that entertains. If you like simple movies that simply make you smile, this is one for you. If you demand perfection, make your own damned movies.


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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,728,313, 27 September 2015

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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