Review: The Intern

This movie is about a 70 year old man, Ben, who wants to get back to work after being retired from being an executive at a phone directory company. He is a widower and has gotten bored with retired life. He applies to a fashion company to become an intern as part of a senior intern program even though he knows nothing about fashion. Jules is his boss and is apparently very difficult to work with. She herself has her own issues with her parents and her married life.

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It is interesting that this movie put these two people together: a woman who is at the top of her career and a man who has lived a full life and just doing a job to keep busy. It’s scary how similar this is to real life. People look forward to retirement but when we get there what do we do? Others have hobbies and others volunteer. But there are those who are truly bored with retirement. People get used to doing the same thing everyday and long for a break, but when we actually get that break we look for something else to do. It is human nature, I suppose.

It’s a simple movie with a good story line. There’s not much to say about this film. It was cleanly made and I very much recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. I don’t want to divulge any spoilers. You just have to see it ^_^ I always look forward to seeing what Anne Hathaway in playing in because she’s one of my favorite actors. I can’t wait for her next movie!

Audience: PG-13
Satisfaction factor: 9
Acting: 10
Story: 8
Direction: 10
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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