Rated: PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language. Reviewed by: Dayra Release date: September 25, 2015 Released by: Warner Brothers
Some movies were created merely to make us feel something. Warmth, love, fear whatever the emotional turmoil the director and writers want to send our way usually gets there. The Intern was no exception to this rule. Despite the rather disappointing conclusion to such a touching movie, I enjoyed the road to the end more than I expected to. Robert De Niro does a fabulous job with Bed Whittaker, a 70 year old widower bored to tears with his retired life, having worked dedicatedly for the better half of his life. His flawless performance makes Whittaker charm the pants of even the people watching as his unassuming nature and disregard for how other people view him slowly begin to affect Whittaker's co-workers.
This charm, of course, begins to work its way into Jules Ostin's life. The great Anne Hathaway plays a dedicated company owner and working woman of an online clothing store called About The Fit where Ben finds himself applying for an Intern possession to spice up his life a little. Needless to say, he is no longer bored as he begins to interact with a cast of co-workers several decades younger than him, finding a new love, and new ways to be useful to those he cares about along the way.
I severely enjoyed the movie from the very beginning, and while the end leaves us wanting a more solid conclusion, I don't believe it was a waste of time at all. Watching Jules and Ben (De Niro and Hathaway) slowly become more of a father and daughter to each other was both entertaining and heartening. Needless to say as well, the comic-relief was amazing with the cast presenting, make you laugh and then tear up in about 20 minutes. Letting everyone watching know that no age gap is too big to bridge if you care about a person. I think this generation has a lot to learn from the very refined, hardworking, and content-in-a-suit Ben Whittaker.