Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Intern 2015

     Jules Ostin has created and she is running an e-commerce fashion site called About the Fit.  She hires 70-year-old Ben Whittacker as an intern for the Senior Program.  He has discovered that retirement is not all he thought it would be and he misses his wife who passed away.  Ben used to work in the same building that was renovated for About the Fit.  In his day, it was used for making phone books and most people don’t use them these days.  Ben wants to help and be of service to Jules but she is distrustful of anyone too observant of her business model.  Ben fills in for Jules’ driver and he does a good job.  She worries about the over observant business and has him transferred to another job.  When a woman driver on her first day almost gets into an accident, Jules is very ready for Ben to come back to drive. 
     A lot of times I didn’t think this was a comedy but more of a drama?  I thought this was interesting and good with a believable and smooth running storyline.  The characters draw you in and you want the best for them.  There are ups and downs just like in life!!  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

121 min, Comedy directed by Nancy Meyers with Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm JoJo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, Christina Scherer, Nat Wolff.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 62% critic 74% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 7345 reviews.
Special Note:  Adam DeVine and Anders Holm star together in the show Workaholics.  Filmed in Cheever Place, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York.

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