Film review: The Intern (PG-13)

Published Monday, Oct 5 2015, 10:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Intern is a heartwarming, endearing film with deep rooted morals about life, success and love.

The film tells the story of 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) who takes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site owned by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

The Intern: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. October 2015.

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Ben may be an elderly citizen, but he's full of wit, charm and wisdom in the office and in his local community. After seeing the job advert for senior interns at a Brooklyn startup, Ben decides he wants to come out of retirement and get active again.

He ends up working under Jules, and other than becoming a quick office favourite, he proves to be quite the magnet among his female companions!

Of course, the film doesn't just centre around Ben and his life as a working man again. At the heart of the film is the struggle for successful mum-of-one Jules to manage her company and look after her family.

The Intern: Robert De Niro. October 2015.

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As Jules, Anne portrays the struggle that many working women face in today's society, but things get much more complicated for her when her life turns upside down.

It is acting legend Robert, however, who steals the show. He acts out the many comedic moments brilliantly, and Zack Pearlman and Adam DeVine, who play Jules' employees Davis and Jason, do a great job of it too.

Whether it's innuendoes, jokes or just perfectly timed moments, the laugh-out-loud moments make this film an enjoyable watch.

The Intern is in cinemas now.

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