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Movie "The Intern" Speaks to the Generations

The Intern , written and directed by Nancy Meyers, was a comedic look at some of the generational differences Baby Boomer and the Millennials in workplace and personal relationships.

Ben Whittaker (Robert DeNiro) is a 70-year-old retiree, who is not enjoying his retirement since becoming a widower. He answers an ad to become a "senior intern" for a company that is on an online fashion site, About the Fit, owned by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

Of course, there is also a "love interest" on the scene with the on-staff massage therapist, Fiona (Rene Russo).

De Niro and Hathaway were both great in their roles, each with their own neurotic, controlling habits. They equally began to show their softer, more human sides.

The Intern takes on lessons that people in all generations need to learn. We need one another and we can each learn something new from the other, if only we could open up our hearts and minds to do so.

This film was enjoyable and and the cast of characters, that goes beyond the three mentioned, were well-suited to the story line.

My grade: B

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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang

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markgraham wrote on November 5, 2015, 12:12 PM

I can relate to the Robert DeNiro character. When interns are usually in their twenties and someone in their 30's and older apply for these positions they just seem to wonder.

JohnRoberts wrote on November 5, 2015, 12:30 PM

This film does look amusing and DeNiro does possess a droll comedic touch. I would like to see an old dog teach a millennial some new tricks.

CoralLevang wrote on November 5, 2015, 12:46 PM

Fairly new, yes. I think it came out early summer.

CoralLevang wrote on November 5, 2015, 12:48 PM

It was an "interesting" program that was "designed" by the younger crowd to essentially do something nice for an old person to make them feel like they are contributing to society again. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on November 5, 2015, 12:53 PM

I love DeNiro, especially in the roles he's taking on in his last decade. He is really a funny guy.

markgraham wrote on November 5, 2015, 2:05 PM

He was funny in 'Meet the Parents' and "Meet the Fockers" and also 'Little Fockers'.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 5, 2015, 5:26 PM

I remember seeing promos for this movie but didn't pay much attention at the time. It sounds much more interesting in your review than it did in the promos.

CoralLevang wrote on November 6, 2015, 1:24 AM

I agree, DWDavisRSL . I was not thrilled with the trailer, at all. Glad I watched this. Light-hearted, but some poignant moments, and quite a few laughs.

BarbRad wrote on November 6, 2015, 11:03 PM

Sounds like this is one I might enjoy. I like tame movies that don't drain my adrenaline or make my heart race.