Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Intern – Feel good film that deserves an audience of every generation

A 70 year old guy who is retired, has done everything from learning Mandarin, to doing Yoga, to travelling across the world, but is still bored in life, and so takes up an internship opportunity at an online fashion retail start-up in Manhattan. What follows is the best that can come from Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.
The story is really simple and a heart-warming one. Anne Hathaway as a start-up founder, juggling many roles, trying to do right by everyone, will definitely melt your heart, if you are an emotional person. Robert De Niro is at his best. There is nothing to hate about this film. The relationship between a boss and an intern, between other employees and the new joinees is presented in a way that you feel connected to it.
Nancy Meyers knows the subject well, her team has researched on the start-up ecosystem and the controversies and situation surrounding women entrepreneurs.
Anne Hathaway will bring back some of the memories of The Devil Wears Prada, not that her character is anything like Meryl Streep’s but just the whole fashion scene and the chaos and the pressure of delivering.
Robert De Niro as the intern will make you laugh, cry, may bring back memories of your internship and may even make you think about what you are gonna do when you are 70? Rene Russo plays Fiona (the masseuse) and Anders Holm plays Anne Hathaway’s husband in this film. Although, they both don't have much roles, they are still good for the time they are on screen.
Nancy Meyers has directed films like What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, It's Complicated, and others. You see her touch in this film as well. A lot of scenes are based on true events that have recently occurred in the Silicon Valley and the tech start-up ecosystem.
Overall, I would say this is a fun, and a must watch film for all ages. There is nothing to not like about this film. Definitely will be nominated at The Oscars for atleast a couple of categories.