Full Review – ‘The Intern’

“The Intern” is a sure-fire hit.  Hathaway and De Niro combine to give audiences an extremely enjoyable and warm big-screen experience.   – REEL BRIEF.com

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Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (2012’s “Les Miserables”) stars as founder and boss of an online clothing sales e-business who grudgingly takes on a senior intern (Robert De Niro) to help manage her chaotic life.  Hathaway is magnificent as a strong working woman who wants it all—and should.

Proven director Nancy Meyers (2009’s “It’s Complicated”) once again carefully balances humor, relationships and the real world for her characters to struggle and fight through. Also competing for laughs in this one is comedian Adam DeVine (from the wildly successful “Pitch Perfect” singing collection) and sexy movie veteran Rene Russo (“Nightcrawler” 2014).

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Seven-time Oscar nominated Robert De Niro (who has won two of the golden statuettes – for 1974’s “The Godfather Part II” and 1980’s “Raging Bull”) is impressive as the heartfelt intern and provides the fabric encompassing the entire film’s clothing sales operation.  De Niro, at a nimble 70 years of age, endears himself to Hathaway and moviegoers with each new work day and throwback accoutrement he proudly displays at the office.

It’s Hathaway, however, that absolutely nails her executive task-master role.  Her exemplary performance as the overworked Jules Ostin exhibits Hathaway’s flourishing arsenal of robust acting talent. “The Intern” works because the budding business relationship between Hathaway and De Niro is given time to take root…never going too fast or too far on the personal side to make viewers squeamish.  Instead, the plot feels plausible and natural throughout.

“The Intern” is a sure-fire hit for adults of all ages.  Offering plenty of laughs and smiles, the film tosses in several heavy doses of reality and sadness—all mixed into an otherwise straight-forward storyline. De Niro brings the calmness and demeanor of a James Bond around an office water cooler. His charisma and gentle manners takes us back to a slower, more enjoyable life and pace that can still work in today’s nonstop world. The always delightful Hathaway captivates us with her wide-range of acting tools.  Together, the team of Hathaway and De Niro combine to give audiences an extremely enjoyable and warm big-screen experience.

Grade: A

“The Intern” is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language.  It’s running time is 2 hours and 1 minute.

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  • […] “The Intern” is a sure-fire hit for adults of all ages.  Offering plenty of laughs and smiles, the film tosses in several heavy doses of reality and sadness—all mixed into an otherwise straight-forward storyline. Robert De Niro brings the calmness and demeanor of a James Bond around an office water cooler. His charisma and gentle manners takes us back to a slower, more enjoyable life and pace that can still work in today’s nonstop world. The always delightful Anne Hathaway captivates us with her wide-range of acting tools.  Together, the team of Hathaway and De Niro combine to give audiences an extremely enjoyable and warm big-screen experience. […]

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