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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

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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.

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:

Official site | Official site

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ben and Jules are eating pizza and setting up Ben's Facebook account in the warehouse, they are drinking Stella Artois beer. See more »

Goofs

Jules is wearing a black top when she drops Paige off at school. When she is facing the camera, the Polka Dots are triangles. When the camera shifts behind her the Polka Dots are round. See more »

Quotes

Ben: How do I spend rest of my days? You name it. Golf. Books. Movies. Pinochle. Tried yoga, learned to cook, bought some plants, took classes in mandarin.
[in mandarin]
Ben: Believe me I've tried everything.
[in english]
Ben: Translation... believe me, I've tried everything.
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The Girl From Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel and Vinicius de Moraes (as Vinicius De Moraes)
Performed by Astrud Gilberto
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Intern is The Boss!
25 September 2015 | by patsworldSee all my reviews

Robert De Niro, as a retired 70 year old who re-enters the work force and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that oldies are still goodies….also proves just why he is a star as he shines so bright in this movie as to be blinding. He is perfection. There are some actors that the older they get, the better they get, and De Niro is most certainly one. Anne Hathaway, as the genius behind a too-fast growing company is playing what I consider one of her best roles yet. And Rene Russo is still gorgeous as ever. I was impressed, also, by Anders Holm who played Hathaway's husband. But then, actually, I was impressed with everyone in this movie. There really wasn't a single thing or character I would change in this one, and that's saying something. The casting, the plot, the dialogue…and fancy this, it was a funny, touching, enjoyable picture with NO foul language, NO overly-suggestive crude garbage that usually just makes the audience cringe. It was well written, well -acted, and well presented. All rare these days where just the writing ability seems to have dwindled into the dirt. This one is evidence that there are still writers and creators who have talent out there. More movie producers should make a point of seeking and finding them! This is a fun movie that you are going to be recommending to everyone within reading or hearing distance. One of the best films we've seen in some time and left us all smiling as we left the building.


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