A to Z Challenge – The Intern

Intern - Poster.jpgThe Intern


Directed by Nancy Meyers

Quick Synopsis… Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern — who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise.

  • This is one of those really touching movies that kind of makes you want to appreciate your grandparents a little more.
  • Robert De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower and retiree.
  • When a Brooklyn based internet clothing store puts out a call for senior citizens to participate in a new internship program, Ben jumps at it.
  • Apparently, as a widower, Ben’s quite the catch. Could Linda Lavin’s character be any more obvious and/or desperate?
  • Anne Hathaway is Jules Ostin, the founder and CEO of About the Fit, the super fancy e-commerce company where Ben is hired.
  • Ben is assigned to be Jules’ personal intern, which she’s not to keen on to start with.
  • But Ben, being a hard worker and a trustworthy man of integrity soon begins to impress Jules.
  • This multi-generational relationship that develops between the two of them is fun to watch as it grows and, eventually, they basically become best friends.
  • One of Ben’s fellow interns is played by the same actor who is probably best known as Aaron (or A-A-Ron) from Key & Peele‘s substitute teacher sketch.
  • I feel a special kinship with that guy for some reason…
  • There’s not much to say by way of a play by play for this one. It’s not what you call an exciting movie.
  • It’s a low key drama with funny moments.
  • But it’s also a really good movie and worth seeing.
  • No, it’s not in my personal top 100. None of the movies for this A to Z Challenge are. But if I were to check the Flickchart, I’m sure it would be pretty close.

Have you seen The Intern? What did you think of it? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments. And give me your guess for tomorrow’s J movie! Here’s your hint… It’s a Christmas movie. But it’s not what you’d traditionally consider a Christmas movie. See you tomorrow, kids!


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