by Lorie Lewis Ham
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The Intern is easily one of my favorite movies of the year so far! It’s comedy, drama and just a feel good kind of movie. The premise is also a lot of fun and the cast is great.
Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a widower trying to figure out what to do with his life now that he’s retired and alone. He tries everything and nothing really satisfies this retired businessman until he comes across a flier about an online fashion site that is starting a “senior” intern program. One of the early jokes of the movie is that the owner and founder of the company Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) expects it to be a senior in high school not a senior citizen. Ben quickly becomes popular with all of his coworkers, but he’s having a hard time winning Jules over. Jules is facing her own problems as her investors would like her to step aside and hire a CEO. She’s also facing problems at home. In the end, will these Ben and Jules be the answers to each other’s problems?
I don’t want to give away any more of the plot because it’s fun to watch it unfold. De Niro is perfect as the charming, sweet, and wise Ben. I love De Niro, he is an amazing actor with a heart of gold, and that comes through in this great character. You end up just wanting to give him a hug! Anne Hathaway is another favorite of mine and is incredibly versatile–whether she’s playing a strong, yet sometimes vulnerable character like Jules, or playing a tragic character such as Fantine in Les Miserables. The chemistry between these two is also perfect. This entire cast is actually a joy to watch and every character adds to the story. This wonderful cast includes Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam DeVine, and Andrew Rannells. Newcomer JoJo Kushner is absolutely adorable as Jules daughter.
It was refreshing to see a movie that was really just a feel good movie, yet was realistic and relatable too. This is a movie you could take your grandma to, but my 20 something children enjoyed it too. And as I get older, it’s really great to me to see older characters who are still out there living a full life!
No matter your age, get yourself out to the movies and see The Intern, you won’t regret it. You will laugh, cry, get angry at certain bits, and feel inspired and renewed.
The Intern is currently playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website. Platinum Theaters Dinuba 6 now proudly presents digital quality films in 2-D and 3-D with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound to maximize your movie experience.