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755 Ratings

The Intern

Directed by Nancy Meyers
United States, 2015
Comedy, Drama


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

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The Intern Directed by Nancy Meyers
Let me first marvel at how unhip it is. There is no sex, no violence, no slapstick, no cynicism, no shock-value, no drama, no sign-posting of “important message”. It is just a confident piece of mature filmmaking, made with love and tenderness.
August 07, 2020
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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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