If you're in the mood for a simple, feel-good movie, The Intern (2015) is a great choice. Starring Anne Hathaway as Jules, Founder and CEO of a successful online startup, and Robert De Niro as Ben, a retired widower who has become disenchanted with retirement, this film is a beautiful non-romantic love story of two people who found in each other just what they needed.
When Ben is taken on as a senior intern as part of the corporation's new outreach program, few in the company could have foreseen the impact he would have on all of them. The interactions between the younger employees and Ben is endearing. Not only does he become a mentor to them, he welcomes the effects they have on his life as well.
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Jules, however, an over-stressed, type-A workaholic, doesn't exactly embrace the intern program. After all, she has it all under control and doesn't need any help, especially from a retired 70-year-old out of touch with today's business world. So when Ben is assigned to be HER personal intern, there is more than a little opposition. Attempts at pushing him off on others isn't going to deter Ben. With more than a few years of life experience over Jules, Ben adjusts to his new role with grace and dignity and, when life dishes out more than Jules can handle both professionally and personally, he eventually captures the respect and trust of his boss. The result? One of the sweetest friendships to come out of Hollywood in a long time.
"The truth is, something about you makes me feel calm or more centered or something, and I can use that." ~ The Intern
Turns out, Jules was able to learn a lot about business and, more importantly, life from her new intern and friend. The Intern will make you laugh and may even make you shed a sentimental tear or two. Honestly, the trailer does not do this film justice. The film also stars Rene Russo, Anders Holm, and a slew of young talent including Christina Scherer, Andrew Fannells, and Adam DeVine. The film is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language.