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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
In the screenplay, the character of Cameron (Andrew Rannells) was originally written as a female named Candice. See more »
When Ben first arrives for work, the new interns are told to take a seat at the "interns' table". After sitting down, Ben needs to be shown how to turn on or activate his computer. For him to receive his email right away, either he needs to have logged in first, or he must be using a computer which had already been set up for him. Neither seems to have happened. See more »
Well, I was going to say intern slash best friend.
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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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