IHGB Movie Review: ‘The Intern’
Starring: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro
The Gist: There ain’t no school like the old school. Chivalry is not dead—it’s just dormant.
The Studio: Thank you Warner Bros. Pictures for a free screening with my Houston peeps!
I’d like to begin by admitting that Anne Hathaway sometimes bugs me. I find I like her best when she’s vulnerable and nerdishly charming. (See: The Devil Wears Prada and Princess Diaries.) I was a little nervous going into this movie because the trailer suggests that she might be big-time boss woman who just can’t even with peons below her, no matter what his or her age/status. I’m happy to say that I was completely wrong. Anne’s character is hard working and cool for the most part.
[Lincee hopping off her soapbox]
- Get ready for a TON of old people jokes.
- Robert De Niro is nothing but a delight from start to finish. I can’t tell you how many times the interjection, “Awwwwwwww!” trickled through the audience when he said something sweet or did something kind. He is the real deal. You will fall in love with him for sure.
- I would like to raid the wardrobe closet for this movie. Especially when it comes to coats. Then I would like to go somewhere cold so I could wear said coats.
- Rene Russo takes the same magic youth elixir as Rob Lowe and John Stamos. She hasn’t aged since Thomas Crown Affair.
- You will laugh in this movie. You will laugh a lot.
- You will cry in this movie. You will cry more than what you feel is appropriate for a PG-13 comedy.
- Sometimes, you will laugh through the crying. It’s cathartic. Just go with it.
- Speaking of crying, Anne Hathaway has cornered the market in the crying department. She was so pretty when she cried normally AND when she ugly cried.
- No one dies in the movie, so don’t get any ideas that it’s sad. The tears come from EMOTIONS. Those are the things we like to bury down deep and pretend they don’t exist.
This is a movie about trust, loyalty and friendship in the workplace. It’s a dynamic that most of us can relate to. Grab a co-worker and ditch that afternoon conference call in lieu of the matinee showing.