Monday, October 05, 2015
The Intern (Nancy Meyers)
Seventy-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker, has discovered that retirement is not all it is cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back into the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, JoJo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, Christina Scherer
My thoughts on this film: The story is simple and very well knit. It beautifully portrays how an old school veteran brings peace and stability to a Millennial generation woman entrepreneur lost in the crazy and excruciatingly demanding business world. The characters have been well conceptualised and sketched. Some of the scenes really touch your heart, particularly the conversations between Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. At the end, it leaves you with some food for thought.
The simplicity of the story did not demand high levels of acting. However, Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro do a great job at projecting the aspirations, principles, beliefs, and challenges of both generations, not only in terms of dialogue delivery, but also expressions. The supporting cast is excellent too.
In terms of directing, I like the way Nancy Meyers focused on projecting the synergies of two different generations working together rather than the friction which we normally see. This gave the entire movie a very feel-good factor.
Overall, it is a definite film for all ages, which will get you in a good mood!