The FP Top Pick on Entrepreneur/Business Movie:
Watch the movie The Intern Here.
About the Movie
Starting a new job after a full retirement from a job can be a difficult challenge. But, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) a 70 years old widower looking to get back into the game by taking the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online e-commerce site. Management also finds it challenging to fit him into the frame. But Ben soon becomes well-liked with his younger co-workers including his CEO Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Ben’s friendliness, wisdom, and sense of humor make him popular among his official young fellows, and soon he can build a good understanding and friendship with CEO, Jules.
The movie released on September 25, 2015 (USA). It made 194.6 million USD in the box office.
The director Nancy Meyers doesn’t just make movies, she makes the kind of lifestyle fantasies you sink into like eiderdown. Full review
De Niro makes it go down easy. Full review
“The Intern” wears its very big heart on its (stylish) sleeve, and it’s none the worse for it. Full review
Common Sense Media
Robert De Niro attains peak adorable-ness in “The Intern,” a genial, gentle, regrettably bland comedy by writer-director Nancy Meyers.Full review
Notable Moments of the movie The Intern – Watch Here Now!
Better Late Than Never
Jules Rescue Scene
Ben: “You’re never wrong to do the right thing.”
Jules: Who said that, you?
Ben: Yeah. But I’m pretty sure Mark Twain said it first.
Ben: I just know there’s a hole in my life and I need to fill it… soon.
Jules: Mark Zuckerberg never brought in a CEO – and he was a teenager!
Jules: [distraught and ranting] I don’t want to be buried alone. Paige’ll be with her husband, and Matt’ll be with his new family, and I will be buried with strangers. I’ll be buried in the strangers singles section of the cemetery. Not that that is a reason to stay together. But it’s just, you know, a scary sidebar.
Ben: Let’s take that one off your plate right now. You can be buried with me and Molly. I happen to have space, okay?
Jules: Oh. Thank you so much.
Ben: I still have music in me, absolutely positive about that!
Jules: Here’s my theory about this. We all grew up during the “take your daughter to work day” thing, right?
Jules: So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of “you go, girl.”We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They’re still dressing like little boys. They’re still playing video games. Well, they’ve gotten great. So…
Davis: I love video games!
Lewis: Oh, boy.
Jules: How, in one generation, have men gone from guys like jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford to… take Ben, here. A dying breed. You know? Look and learn, boys. Because if you ask me, this is what cool is.
[leaning on Ben]
Jules: It’s 2015, are we really still critical of working moms?
Jules: [Waves to daughter’s friend who hides behind her mom’s legs] Hi, Maddie.
Paige: [In a stage whisper] Bipolar!
Jules: The truth is… something about you makes me feel calm, or more centered, or something. And I could use that. Obviously.
Jules: Nobody calls men “men” anymore. Have you noticed? Women went from “girls” to “women.”Men went from “men” to “boys?” This is a problem in the big picture. Do you know what I mean?
Fiona: [Fiona is giving him a massage at his desk and is getting rather intimate] I’m Fiona, the house masseuse. Love that there’s another oldie but goodie here… How’s that, Ben?
Ben: Oh, hmm, oh boy
Davis: [Hands him a newspaper to cover his lap] Here you go… You’re not as old as I thought you were.
Ben: Breathe and relax for inner balance… Breathe deeply, Jules.
Jules: [Alluding to age difference] I’m glad you also see the humor in this.
Ben: [Smiles wryly] It would be hard not to.
Ben: Back in action. Thank god!
Matt: I can’t tell you how s-Sorry and ashamed I am. I thought I could do it. I thought I could be the guy that I told you I was going to be. And then, somewhere along the way… I thought I was losing you. But it was actually me. I got lost. It’s a confusing world out there, and who I am got messed up for a minute. And now I’m watching you ready to give all this up for me. I will not let that happen. I love you, and I will do so much better if you’ll let me. Please, Jules. Let me make it right again.
Jules: [crying her eyes out] You know what would be good? If you carried a handkerchief.
Fiona: Sitting is the new smoking.
Ben: How do I spend rest of my days? You name it. Golf. Books. Movies. Pinochle. Tried yoga, learned to cook, bought some plants, took classes in mandarin.
Ben: Believe me I’ve tried everything.
Ben: Translation… believe me, I’ve tried everything.
Matt: We’re like your sister wives.