Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Intern

For 35 years, with films like Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, The Holiday and many others, Writer/Producer/Director Nancy Meyers has been the reigning queen of the feel-good movie.  And, with her new film The Intern, she retains her crown.

This is a delightfully sweet story that has appeal for both young and old and from which viewers of every age can walk away from having learned something from the multiple issues it covers, all related to the overall theme of believing in one’s self. 

Robert De Niro is a joy to watch as the fairy godfather of Anne Hathaway’s character.   To see the guy, who was one of the scariest Mafioso-types imaginable  in American Hustle be the pussy cat in The Intern is a testament to his acting prowess.
Anne Hathaway surrenders herself to be the perfect foil for a woman who has created something grand and becomes immersed in a world that only cares about profits over quality.

I was horrified to hear Ms. Meyers dissed by a really heinous and ineptly written new TV show on Fox about vacuous teens (Scream Queens), but was heartened to hear the audience applaud at the end of The Intern.

I give The Intern a 4.2 out of 5.

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