Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
By. Johna Autencio
In what seems to be another movie not as theatrical and action-packed or even close to being recognized by the Academy, comes a film about relationships, specifically a friendship between two unlikely characters in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern.
Ironically, starring two Academy-award winning actors, Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises) and the legendary Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook, Joy), The Intern is about a 70-year old widower named Ben Whittaker (De Niro) who takes on a senior internship opportunity at an up-and-coming online fashion website. Ben, one of four new interns, is assigned to work closely to its founder Jules Ostin (Hathaway), a workaholic who barely has time to sleep.
Hesitant to have an employee twice her age, Ben works hard to prove his worth to Jules, while balancing new friendships in the office and embracing a new possible love interest in Fiona, the office masseuse, played by Rene Russo (Thor). As the story goes on, Ben and Jules begin to cultivate a friendship to the point where Jules can surprisingly count on Ben with everything going on in her life, in and outside of the office.
The Intern is filled with lots of heart, comedy and warmth, especially between its two stars. The chemistry between Hathaway and De Niro seems genuine, almost to the point where their friendship is more of a father-daughter relationship. Watching these two actors share the screen, it was enjoyable to watch how charming a friendship like theirs could evolve.
Now available in stores on Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack, the film also contains three segments of behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast, director and crew about the making of the film, the set designs and the overall learning experience from its stars.
The Intern also stars Anders Holm (Workaholics), Andrew Rannells (HBO’s Girls), Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect) and more.