Hey you want a great date night movie? Go see The Intern with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. De Niro plays Ben Whittaker a 70 year old retired after 40 years in phonebooks. He has had a full retirement, traveling, taking Mandarin lessons, and staying busy but he wants a little more. He sees that an internet retailer is starting a Senior Intern program and he applies for and gets the gig.
It turns out that he is assigned to the CEO of the company, Jules Ostin. Jules is a ball of fire, she is here, there, and everywhere stamping out fires trying to keep the company going. When she finds out that Ben is her intern she groans and doesn’t really want him and just ignores him. Ben takes it in stride and makes himself useful to other people in the company. De Niro’s Ben is hard working but a team player who does what he can to encourage people. He develops a great rapport with the rest of the staff just being himself.
Gradually he makes himself so useful to everybody else that she takes notice and they start working together. She and Ben develop a great rapport , friendship, and respect for each other. Hathaway and De Niro have great chemistry together. De Niro comes across as a smart but warm and compassionate mentor for Jules and the people he comes into contact with. Jules learns that she has to slow down and accept help.
This movie is proof that a good movie can be done without any nudity and that an actress can be sexy with all her clothes on.
This is a very smart well done, feel good buddy movie. Rene Russo does a great job in a supporting role. This movie gets two thumbs up from me!