Movie: The Intern
Direction: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine
Music Director: Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Editor: Robert Leighton
What is it about: It’s a film about a fast growing e-commerce fashion company which is headed by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), whose partner decides on a reach out program where they recruit senior citizens as interns, which marks the entry of Ben Whitaker (Robert De Niro). How these two generation get along forms the crux of the story, which takes you on an interesting journey of comedy, romance, drama written and directed by Nancy Meyers.
Why it’s disappointing: There is no space for disappointment in this movie.
What to watch out for: Nancy Meyers is a director who has a panache for making romantic comedies. She has always given sweet memories in the name of “What Women Wants”, “Something’s Gotta Give” & “The Holiday”. Nancy always tends to explore the inner emotions of her characters in the film. Such is the case with “The Intern” too. And the best part of her movies are the comedy which will just flow with the story, without deflecting it.
The most interesting fact about the film is its lead cast, which were chosen well and make a good premise for the upcoming events in the movie.
Robert De Niro, there’s not a character he wouldn’t have played in his career and this one is another great performance. He just makes a great case as Ben Whitaker who is all together from a different generation, and he gives the character a genuine outlook as a techie virgin of this generation. He played every layer of Ben to its best. Robert De Niro belts out a great performance.
Anne Hathaway, she never compromised on her performance right from the day she started her career, she did one after another with great élan. She can carry off a role like Jules Ostin hands down with no difficulty and did a commendable job.
The supporting characters were well placed, who made a great ensemble. Rene Russo was seen on screen for a short while, but was pleasant when she was on, Christina Scherer as “Becky” was downright sweet and adorable. Jojo Kushner as “Paige” did a great job. Jason Orley as “Lewis” was hilarious.
The movie was set in urban background of New York, which was neatly captured by Stephen Goldblatt and was well edited by Robert Leighton.
Nancy Meyers picked a sweet concept which explores the generation gap in a short span, and presents you a film that doesn’t compromise on entertainment. There’s a scene in the movie, which will clearly make you feel its essence.
Verdict: Nancy Meyers does it again by giving us a film which is genuine on comedy, honest in emotions and true on relationships, which is led with great performances by Robert & Anne. Thus giving a feel good movie, which was missing from screens for a long time.