The Intern (2015): Finally, Robert De Niro in a movie that doesn’t suck.

What is it about?

Ben Whitaker is a retired marketing expert who doesn’t really know what to do with its free time. He still has a lot of energy and feels like he could still be useful in some firm.

Luckily for him, a young start-up company started an internship for retired senior citizens, looking to shake things up. They immediately liked Ben and gave him the internship.

He soon gets noticed by start-up’s boss (Anne Hathaway) who is super busy and a complete mess. Working 14 hours a day will do that to you. Reluctant at first, she realizes that Ben is a valuable asset to the firm.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

Yes. It’s a nice movie, with practically zero dirty words or anything inappropriate for a kid. But better yet, you should watch it with your retired family members to inspire them to get off their asses and start bringing in some money into the household! Why should you pay for everything?

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

Yes, it’s a pleasant, easy-going movie.

  • Who should watch it?

    Everyone who is dying to see De Niro in something decent and in a role where he isn’t an ex-CIA operative or a crime boss.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

    It’s not a hilarious comedy, but you should get a chuckle or two out of it. It’s funny seeing De Niro interacting with young employees who don’t understand why would someone shave every single day, even when they are not working.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

No. It’s really simple.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

If you work 14 hours a day, never do anything fun, barely see your husband and kid, you’re doing it wrong. Get yourself a Robert De Niro to take care of shit.

  • Is it based on something?

No.

No. It’s a decent comedy, but it’s not something anybody will talk about a year from now, let alone 15 or 20 years from now.

Similar movies like “The Intern”?

An obvious choice is “The Internship”, but its humor is much goofier and the movie is not as good as “The Intern”.

Judgment time!

“The Intern” is a pretty good comedy that made me laugh a couple of times. It’s a clash of ultra-casual start-up environment with old school, more traditional values. It teaches us that not only can an old dog learn new tricks, he can teach you a thing or two as well.

De Niro and Hathaway work well together. I was scared that movie was going for some love affair between De Niro and Hathaway but luckily, that wasn’t the case. That would’ve been just plain weird.

I give this movie 7/10.

 

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