|The Intern (2015)|
|Rating: 7.2/10 (50,866 votes)
Director: Nancy Meyers
Writer: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm
Runtime: 121 min
Released: 25 Sep 2015
|Plot: 70-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.|
70-year-old widower Ben Whitaker (Robert De Niro), a retired executive at a phone directory company, applies to a senior citizen intern program after retirement has gotten too boring for him. The company he applies to is About the Fit, a fast-growing e-commerce fashion company, whose founder and CEO Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) had previously agreed to a community outreach program where seniors will intern at the firm. Ben impresses everyone and is one of four hired.
Ben is assigned to work with Jules, who is somewhat skeptical of him at first. Initially frozen out by Jules, Ben slowly wins the office over with his likeability and one day, after clearing the office junk table, gets into Jules’ good graces. One day, Ben notices Jules’ chauffeur drinking outside his parked vehicle. He convinces the driver to go home early and drives Jules home himself, a role he retains when the chauffeur is nowhere to be found the next day. Ben eventually reveals that he once worked in the very same building where About The Fit is now based as well as developing a romantic relationship with the in-house massage therapist, Fiona (Rene Russo) and becomes something of a father figure to the younger workers. He is very committed to Jules, and even breaks into the house of Jules’ mother with his band of co-workers to delete an embarrassingly scathing email that Jules inadvertently sent her. Ben also gets to know Jules’ family. Her husband, Matt (Anders Holm), gave up his own high flying career to be a stay-at-home dad to their daughter, Paige (JoJo Kushner) when About The Fit started to take off. However, their marriage is shown to be slowly breaking apart over Jules’ long hours, mainly caused by her very hands-on management style.