DVD Review: The Intern
Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro froth it up in this platonic comedy where no one falls in to bed together. Well, almost no one. At least not the usual two leads falling for each other. No, The Intern has afresh approach to the relationship between the two lead roles, a father daughter style one.
In The Intern we find Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the owner and creator of a sky-rocketing online fashion startup which is facing pressure to legitimise itself by replacing Jules with a real CEO (read MALE) and allowing Jules to have a life, family and husband again. Enter Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) a recently employed intern (the start up decided it would be good PR to look for a batch of old people to be interns!?) who finds himself allocated to the stressed out, overworked but won’t take any fingers out of the pie, Jules. The trouble is that Jules doesn’t want any help, even though it’s clear she needs it.
Ben sees things how they are and slowly works his magic, bringing forth fluff and fatherly love. It’s a warm and happy film that will leave a smile on your face.
Rating: M Offensive language.