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2.8
671 Ratings

The Intern

Directed by Nancy Meyers
United States, 2015
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

A comedy drama about a fashion website that brings in an elderly intern.

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The Intern Directed by Nancy Meyers
Where The Intern deserves a special salute is in how much it trusts the audience to not need the kind of forced misunderstandings and ageist punchlines you might expect from this setup. Instead, Ben and Jules both bring something to their companionship, with Ben opening himself to new experiences and bringing years of expertise to advise Jules, who’s caught in a work-life balance dilemma that for once doesn’t end with a female character being punished for caring about her job.
February 01, 2016
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Meyers isn’t a gifted director, and her meandering scripts mark her as an even less talented writer, but she’s unquestionably committed to her auteurist signature of giving her female protagonists their cake and letting them eat it too, even if she fails to give moviegoers what they want. And so it’s an either lucky or fatal stroke of serendipity that The Intern pits Meyers’s upper-middle-class benevolence against Hathaway’s latent Veruca Salt syndrome.
October 11, 2015
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The intersection of old- and new-school values and takes centre stage in The Intern, writer-director Nancy Meyers’s latest breezy, blandly entertaining confection… As a comedy, it’s infinitely more palatable than the notionally similar The Internship (2013)… It falls short on real laughs, frequently option instead for baggy sentiment, particularly in a latter half that veers away from its engaging odd-couple pairing.
October 02, 2015

What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film The Intern

    Why do Feel-Good movies get such a bad rep? Should we always feel like crap after a screening? If it does not break you, then it's no good? Why is the emotional film the premature baby of film? Why are feelings so under-appreciated, underrated & always deemed cheesy, corny, lame, emo, campy, sappy and kitschy?Why must we judge harshly the film with feelings, sentiments and heart? Insightful, true & relatable for me.

  • Dave's rating of the film The Intern

    Far and away exceeded anything I would have expected from a light, mainstream comedy. It's not a classic but it is an incredibly charming film with a feel-good story that ultimately you can't help but root for because DeNiro's lead is so likable.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Intern

    It's a platonic rom-com. De Niro plays the most perfect man that ever lived and has nothing but the best suggestions. He's a father figure to Ann Hathaway, and the incredible Rene Russo falls in love with him. The secret is to wear a suit and carry a handkerchief because ladies are always going to cry. I know that's true at my office. Women are always crying. Thank goodness for perfect men in suits.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film The Intern

    One of the year's finest dramas. Not only does it intelligently examine the generation gap between millennial and baby boomers, but it thoughtfully explores contemporary sociological ideas about what it means to be a man or a woman in society (I winced at the bar scene in the trailer until I saw how nicely it plays in the film). Then there's the structure, which starts broad but then zeroes in on the two great leads.

  • Palmat's rating of the film The Intern

    A good movie to watch with your special someone. As a feel-good-comedy the movie delivers but it the darker and more dramatic moments that are the most interesting but sadly left unexplored. DeNiro and Hathaway has good chemistry but things end up a bit too twee between them for me to really buy into the characters. Otherwise I appreciated seeing a senior citizen prove his worth to a younger generation. A good watch!

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Intern

    Despite having a knack to make charming romcoms, Meyers self-sabotages her premise. The Intern is about fitting in with the times while maintaining a certain humbleness before those who have what is irreplaceable: life experience. While the film is a glimpse into 90s Hollywood in modern cinema - and some of the good that came with it - it also shows that the cinematic language has evolved but Myers didn't.

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film The Intern

    at first I thought this was just going to be stupid, but then it wasn't, but then it was. well, DeNiro didn't make me barf, for what is worth.

  • Ananta Vania Iswardhani's rating of the film The Intern

    This movie has the "x" factor that makes it so lovable. 4.5 stars for the movie but 10 stars for Hathaway and DeNiro - each. Cute story, beautiful chemistry. I really really love the movie and enjoyed it a LOT. And I felt really good after watching the movie, so, well done!

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