The Intern

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The Intern doesn't do enough with its timely premise, but benefits from the unorthodox chemistry of its talented leads.



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A retired successful business owner and widower lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Anne Hathaway
as Jules Ostin
Robert De Niro
as Ben Whittaker
Drena De Niro
as Hotel Manager
Nat Wolff
as Justin
Mary Kay Place
as Jule's Mom
Wallis Currie-Wood
as ATF Interviewer #1
Molly Bernard
as ATF Interviewer #2
Paulina Singer
as ATF Receptionist
Annie Funke
as ATF Creative Team
Christine Evangelista
as ATF Creative Team
Julee Cerda
as ATF Creative Team
Peter Vack
as ATF Creative Team
Nikki Granatell
as ATF Creative Team
Liza Binkley
as ATF Creative Team
Eshan Bay
as ATF Tech Team
Caitlin Kinnunen
as ATF Tech Team
Tristan Griffin
as ATF Tech Team
Sydney Morton
as Customer Service Rep
Brandon Tyler Harris
as Customer Service Rep
Elena Shaddow
as Customer Service Rep
Liz Holtan
as Customer Service Rep
Claire Saunders
as Mailroom Intern
G. Keith Alexander
as Senior Intern
Susie Feldman
as Couple in Elevator
Mark D. Sikes
as Couple in Elevator
Max Von Essen
as Businessman at Starbucks
George Merrick
as Businessman at Starbucks
Casey Benjamin
as Mom at School
Ruby Motz
as Child at School
Eliud Kauffman
as Warehouse Foreman
Sean Kleier
as Bartender
Elliot Villar
as Escalade Driver
Tiffany Chen
as Tai Chi Instructor
Nikki M. James
as Tai Chi Class
Mayumi Miguel
as Tai Chi Class
JoAnna Powell
as Tai Chi Class
Dan Castiglione
as Tai Chi Class
Edie Cowan
as Tai Chi Class
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Critic Reviews for The Intern

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (114) | Rotten (76)

  • There's something powerful in that, in the simple fact that The Intern is so sympathetic to its older character-so resolutely on the side of a person who might, in other contexts, be dismissed or ignored or, as is so often the case, invisible.

    Jul 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Thanks largely to performances by De Niro and Hathaway, The Intern is a gentle, enjoyable fantasy-and certainly Meyers's best film in more than a decade.

    Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This earnest, effusive haut-bourgeois fantasy, by the writer and director Nancy Meyers, runs roughshod over rational skepticism with the force of her life experience.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Starring in Nancy Meyers' comedy The Intern, is Robert De Niro, improbably cast as an avuncular retiree with a twinkling gaze, an affable -- if slightly twisted -- smile and an abundance of tact.

    Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Intern is a lavish workplace comedy that asks the question: What would it be like if we caught up with Andy from The Devil Wears Prada a decade later? ... The answer is, to be frank, agony.

    Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • I sometimes have a bit of a sweet tooth for Nancy Meyers's Ephron-lite diversions, but this, frankly ... eww.

    Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Intern

  • Oct 20, 2016
    I was surprised how much I liked it! This is not great cinema, and will probably be forgotten long before Citizen Kane, or Casablanca, or Cries and Whispers, but it was fun to watch and we enjoyed it, start to finish. It was somewhat sappy, highly predictable, and entirely without anything that would make you question its PG-13 MPAA rating. But these were people you could see yourself sitting down to have a meal with and know that you would enjoy it. Anne Hathaway was radiantly beautiful as the high-powered entrepreneur of a wildly successful eCommerce fashion house, whose marriage and home life was suffering, while Robert DeNiro came across as a father figure while serving as her intern. It was good to see Rene Russo and Linda Lavin and to hear Mary Kay Place's voice, as each played small, but important roles. I hesitate to call it a romantic comedy, as the two leads were never in danger of becoming lovers (although one would have to say they each came to value the other as more than colleagues) and there wasn't a lot of laugh out loud moments, but the overall tone of the film left one feeling good about the people and their relationships.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2016
    Well casted and directed with an array of interesting characters and situations which are not completely predictable. A fun time.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    Veteran filmmaker Nancy Meyers, sure knows how to utilise her film's greatest asset -- the great Robert De Niro. This is a movie that is missing something but makes up for it with a lot of charm.
    Ace T Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2016
    Pretty underwhelming. It was okay, but at two hours, wears it's welcome out and has an extremely abrupt ending. I hated the husband twist and I didn't think either of them were convincing as parents to a child that old. At lest it wasn't completely predictable, but once was enough watching this.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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