The Intern [2015] ★★★

The_Intern_Poster Nancy Meyers makes adorable movies (yes I’m using the term “adorable” to describe movies now). Her latest movie, “The Intern”, is an agreeable piece of entertainment featuring one of the best actors on the planet, Robert De Niro. If the movie were merely a vehicle for his comedic gifts , that would be enough to satisfy me. The role, written by Meyers herself, fits De Niro like a glove, and he is clearly comfortable working with her.  He plays a 70 year old widower who finds purpose in life again when he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded by young company chief Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). As you may have noticed from the trailer, “The Intern” isn’t exactly deep, but it’s a likable film with an appealing cast. I was glad to see the wonderful Rene Russo in a brief appearance, but the movie is all about De Niro and Hathaway, and they’re both a treat to watch. In a season packed with summer leftovers (I’m talking to you “Hitman” and “Transporter”), surely there is room for a pleasant, undemanding picture like “The Intern”, featuring one of the best actors of all time letting loose and having a good time.

Rating: 3/4

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