Love and Work. Work and Love. That’s all there is.
Director Nancy Meyers delivers another great film for grownups about love and work, as she deftly shifts comedy gears in The Intern. Robert DeNiro plays the title character who applies for a job as a senior intern in a successful startup company, by submitting a video description of what his life is like after ending a 40 year career, losing his beloved wife, and desiring to be part of something meaningful again.
DeNiro’s first day on the job, he’s assigned to be the intern for Anne Hathaway, the startup founder who rides her bike around her warehouse office to speed up connections with her co-workers and get some exercise in the process. She also is multi-tasking roles at home as a wife and mother, but not as successfully as at work.
Don’t expect the belly laughs that the director often inspired at the helm of her previous films, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated. In The Intern, Nancy Meyers replaces bawdy humor with poignant insights of how love, work, friendship, and success are gained or lost.
Meyers explores marital minefields triggered when a husband and wife switch traditional roles as her stellar career steals most of her focus during waking hours, which drains the appreciation well in her marriage.
Meyers examines how trust is built or broken between marriage partners, and in a business partnership that Anne Hathaway develops with DeNiro. Can a young couple save their marriage after infidelity? Can the wise intern also attract a love match (Renee Ruso) who’s at least 20 years younger than he is? Get the answers in Nancy Meyers’ entertaining Hollywood ending of The Intern.
The Intern proposes a vital challenge for Americans:
American men and women run for President when they’re over 60 and we don’t think twice. When will we treasure of wisdom and experience of other seniors? When will we follow the lead of other societies that seek counsel of and value the timeless contributions of seniors who want to do meaningful work after retirement and throughout their golden years?
When will we tap into our timeless treasure and encourage seniors to share their talents with fellow Americans for a lifetime?
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