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Release year: 2015 Director: Nancy Meyers Screenwriters: Nancy Meyers Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Jojo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman  70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is bored with retired life and seeks a position as an intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. ..

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The Intern

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Release year: 2015
Director: Nancy Meyers
Screenwriters: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Jojo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman
 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is bored with retired life and seeks a position as an intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. He is made the intern of founder and boss Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) who is determined to prove her worth and does all er job herself. But the patient and experienced Ben may have more to offer than Jules realize.

 Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, 2006) dramedy delivers the same heartfelt slowburning story some of her previous movies has given us, never letting us feel disengaged or indifferent to her characters. De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook, 2012) shows a mixture of charm and calm congeniality that makes you wonder why he isn’t cast in more parts like this while Hathaway (Les Misérables, 2012) once again shows how well she plays strong, yet fragile. The movie is an irresistible look on the difficulties of finding a balance between work and family life while giving insight into the troubles a succesful businesswoman still encounters in todays so-called modern life and with a female director it is hard not to think Meyers has written the movie out from personal experiences, especially considering the male dominance there is in her field. With actors good enough to dare underplay and insightful dialogue, this is not just a pleasant watch to leave you with a good feeling inside, it is a genuinly good movie.

Moviegeek info:
 Director Quentin Tarantino viewed the film as Oscar-worthy, stating “It does seem to be to some degree there’s a boom or bust aspect when it comes to Hollywood when it comes to female directors. There becomes an era when there’s a lot working then that settles down and there’s a dry period—but frankly, maybe I’m just talking shit because the thing is there are female directors. Maybe they’re not being the ones that are being asked to be on The Hollywood Reporter roundtable. One of my favorite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. They’re not considering that for the Oscars even though I think Robert De Niro gave one of the best performances this year in that movie. I thought the script was actually one of her best. Right up there with It’s Complicated. They’re not asking her to be part of the discussion.” (Jack Giroux (January 25, 2016). “Quentin Tarantino Raves About ‘The Intern,’ Talks Hollywood Diversity”. slashfilm.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.)
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