Sunday, 19 September 2021

The Intern

The Intern is a sweet unassuming film
I knew it would be. 
Essentially it’s an old fashioned romcom with the friendship between 70 year old return to work Ben ( Robert DeNero) and his thirty something Internet sales company wunderkind boss Jules ( Anne Hathaway)
as the rom in the con 
The narrative meanders gently from Ben’s quiet and slightly desperate  existence without the stimulation of work to his and Jules’ acceptance that success is a balance between home and work and love life ( but only if you are successful at all three which was a tad disappointing, but it was refreshing enough to have a movie that celebrates the talents and experiences of the older population even though DeNero and Rene Russo ( who pops up briefly as a sexy something 60 year old company masseuse )scrub up nicely.

Hathaway is on her best charming form and is quite lovely in the lead role with DeNero gallantly underplaying his role nicely in support.

Light, frothy and at times kind of  moving…it was a good choice of film, on a quiet Sunday afternoon


  1. I saw The Intern soon after it came out and enjoyed it. It's a pleasant movie. I like Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in it.


  2. Haven’t seen it, will look out for it but, we have just watched her in Alice through the Looking Glass. We had dragged bags of bark around all morning, throwing a thick layer over the front garden and were knackered this afternoon so just lolled around this afternoon and Alice was on. …. didn’t even have the energy to turn over. !!!! XXXX

  3. It sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review, I love the cast.

  4. We have different takes on this - if anyone's existence is desperate, it would be Hathaway's character. And her milequetoast husband......lord. Honestly, the best character was Mary Kay Place's voice.

    1. I get what you say the film shortchanged a lot of groups
      I think I wanted to see it today on a basic level

  5. I loved this movie and have seen it a few times!

  6. I really liked that movie.

  7. Every time I see a picture of de Nero, I think of Bananarama and their song.


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