The Intern is a 2015 American comedy movie directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in leading roles, with supporting performances from Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Christina Scherer, and Zack Pearlman.
70 year old widower Ben Whittaker (De Niro), a retired phone directory company executive, applies and gets selected for a senior citizen internship at About the Fit, a growing e-commerce fashion company which is in the same building as his former phone directory company, founded by Jules Ostin(Anne Hathaway). He is one of four interns hired by the company.
Ben soon becomes very friendly with the other three interns and is assigned to work under Jules. Jules is very doubtful of him at first, but he gets into her good books by clearing the office "junk table". Ben catches Jules's chauffeur drunk and drives Jules to work and home himself. He becomes very committed to Jules, by becoming a trusted friend and solving all her problems, even breaking into her mother's house to delete an embarrassing email from her computer accidentally sent by Jules. Ben develops a romantic relationship with the in-house masseuse Fiona (Rene Russo).
Ben soon finds out the different problems in the lives of both Jules and her husband Matt, who gave up his career to take care of his daughter when About the Fit took off. Jules is getting also forced by his executives to hire a CEO for About the Fit as she's taking too much pressure on herself, which means she loses her control over the company and has to report to the CEO.
The thing I loved about this movie is the "feel good" factor. If you want to get away from the monotony in your lives. If you want to end a movie with a smile to your face, this is THE MOVIE to watch. Nancy Meyers has written a very crisp and simple story. Want to watch a movie with your entire family in the weekend? Watch The Intern, you won't regret it.
This movie also teaches you the advantages of being old-schooled, and the fact that the young and "hip" generation still have a lot of things to learn from old people. Ben's old habits of waiting till the boss has left the office which allows Jules to know him more as a person and share her problems with him. It was on one of these nights that Ben takes help from Jules to open a Facebook account which was a really smile-bringing scene.
So in the end I just want to say, if you want a movie which teaches you a lot about life and how to face the obstacles it throws at us, and one which you can relate to, because Jules and Ben are among all of us just in different forms, then give this movie a watch. After all, you need to know how Ben solves Jules's crisis (sorry :P ).