The Intern

The Intern

DVD - 2016
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Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who 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.
Publisher: 2015 ,
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, Australia 2016
Branch Call Number: DVD INTE
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 115 min.)


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LoganLib_Tahnee Jan 19, 2017

This was such a beautiful movie that crosses generational boundaries. Great for young and old alike

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Jun 16, 2019


I have mixed feelings about this movie. It is very mediocre. De Niro and Hathaway both put on great performances, and even the secondary characters shine in their own way, but the entire execution comes across very mediocre and rote. You could boil the movie down to "Anne Hathaway is an overwhelmed millennial and Robert De Niro solves all of her problems by being Robert De Niro." While that probably is a good strategy, it just comes across with zero real energy.

Oct 27, 2018

Rated 7/10. I found this to be a quite an enjoyable movie. A nice mix of comedy with little bits of drama thrown in.

The acting was decent. Both De Niro and Hathaway gave good performances.

Give it a go.

Released a couple years before #MeToo, I don't know if THE INTERN would be made today. The idea of a benevolent older man guiding a confused young woman through big life choices now looks like a turd floating in the party punch bowl. It is not a bad movie. Just not grounded in any discernible reality. Everyone has been buffed and polished to the point where what we're witnessing is an idealized drama of showroom manikins. But Hathaway and De Niro manage to drag the production across the finish line.

Oct 16, 2017

I agree with those who have found this movie enjoyable. It hits a few false notes, apparently in trying too hard to be "entertaining", but overall is a mature, plausible story without the phony and exaggerated hostility and violence of a typical feature film.

Aug 19, 2017

Good movie for family.

Library_Jill Aug 16, 2017

A funny, refreshingly-gentle and surprisingly-wholesome story that doesn't bore, but certainly tugs the heartstrings. 70-year-old Ben gets a job as a senior intern for successful online-retail startup Jules, sparking a relationship that grows beyond the workplace into a true gem of a friendship. I loved all of the relationships that blossomed between characters of differing ages, and seeing how each character's life changed through his or her interaction with the others--beautiful.

Jun 08, 2017

Best movie Ive seen Robert DeNiro in .
Blends old and new experiences perfectly. Loved it.Will buy it.

Apr 28, 2017

Cute movie

Apr 19, 2017

I thought it was going to be more like internship, was more sad/drama, but decent... sometimes tried to set scene too hard

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Oct 04, 2016

Jules: The truth is... something about you makes me feel calm, or more centered, or something. And I could use that. Obviously

Oct 04, 2016

Ben: I just know there's a hole in my life and I need to fill it... soon

Oct 04, 2016

Ben: "You're never wrong to do the right thing."
Jules: Who said that, you?
Ben: Yeah. But I'm pretty sure Mark Twain said it first.

britprincess1ajax Jun 22, 2016

"Breathe deeper, Jules."

britprincess1ajax Jun 22, 2016

"There's no need to get sentimental about it, even though we could potentially be buried together."

May 11, 2016

Lines from the job interview:
- I read once, musicians don't retire. They stop when there's no more music in them. Well, I still have music in me, absolutely positive about that.
- Where'd you go to school?
-- I went to Northwestern.
- Hey, my brother went to Northwestern.
-- Probably not at the same time.
- Probably not. He graduated in 2009.
-- Class of '65
- Wow, what was your major? Do you remember?
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
-- When I'm 80?
- Yeah, sure. Yeah, whatever. Um... Wait. Did not realize you were 70.

May 11, 2016

Ben (Opening narrative:) Freud said, "Love and work. Work and love. "That's all there is." Well, I'm retired, and my wife is dead. As you can imagine, that's given me some time on my hands. My wife's been gone for three and a half years. I miss her in every way. And retirement? That is an ongoing, relentless effort in creativity. At first, I admit I enjoyed the novelty of it. Sort of felt like
I was playing hooky. I used all the miles I'd saved and traveled the globe. The problem was, no matter where I went, as soon as I got home, the nowhere-to-be thing hit me like a ton of bricks.
I realized the key to this whole deal was to keep moving.

May 11, 2016

Jules: So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of "you go, girl."We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They're still dressing like little boys. They're still playing video games. Well, they've gotten great. So...
Davis: I love video games!
Lewis: Oh, boy.
Jules: How, in one generation, have men gone from guys like jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford to... take Ben, here. A dying breed. You know? Look and learn, boys. Because if you ask me, this is what cool is.

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Aug 25, 2017

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Oct 17, 2016

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