Thursday, December 31, 2015

Movie Review: The Intern

The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, is about a senior citizen who becomes an intern for a start-up Internet clothing company.  DeNiro gets assigned to the owner, Hathaway, as her assistant.  She doesn't want anything to do with this program and gives DeNiro little to do.  He eventually becomes her driver and a friendship begins.  DeNiro is old school-dresses in suit and tie, doesn't gossip, helps everyone, and believes in a hard day's work.  His style rubs off on the other workers as everyone gets to know him. Hathaway even calls him her best friend.  The main conflict is about her giving her company to a CEO  or running it herself.  DeNiro, the feminist of the two, believes that she will take the company to high places, but she thinks the extra help will give her more time to save her marriage.  In the end, she holds on to her company and makes up with her husband.

My Review: DeNiro was clearly the star of this movie, playing a kind, smart, and hard-working man who is not good at retirement.  Like most of his performances, you forget that he is Robert DeNiro and get sucked into his world.  He is truly one of the most versatile and talented actors out there.  Hathaway is also good at as a successful business owner who tries to balances out her family life and career.  I liked the story.  It shows the positive differences between the young and old people in the work force.  The movie was sweet, humorous, and entertaining.  4.5/5 Stars

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