To Top

The Movie :The Intern


Cast: Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Adam Devine
Director: Nancy Meyers
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 121 minutes
Now showing: Cinema Magic Metroplex Mall Naalya and Century Cinemax, Acacia Mall.

Just seeing Nancy Meyers’ name attached to a movie is enough appeal to make movie fans watch it. But that is not the only reason The Intern is one of this season’s most anticipated movies. It has the kind of plot that gets you looking forward to seeing how it plays out. The titular intern is Ben Whittaker (DeNiro), a widower who comes out of retirement when it gets too dull for him. He interns with an online company that concentrates on fashion. Jules Ostin (Hathaway) started the company and is also its CEO.

She agrees to having Ben as an intern as part of a community outreach programme. Ben’s interaction with the much younger staff at the company creates several interesting dynamics for the movie’s plot, keeping us interested. One, is the fact that Ben comes to work in true zeeyi style – in a suit complete with a tie, while all the other guys in the office come in sweatshirts and jeans. Now, a clichéd movie plot would be that the office guys make fun of him or make him uncomfortable. But because Meyers knows how to endear us to her characters, instead a camaraderie develops between Ben and the other guys, especially when they realise that he is just one of the guys, despite his advanced age.

In fact, they grow to admire him. The other dynamic is the relationship between Ben and Jules. To tell you the truth, I was a little scared when I found out that Hathaway was playing the boss lady in this movie. I thought she would be as mean as her boss in The Devil Wears Prada, and that we were meant to get the irony.

Sure, there is the initial discomfort of having an intern decades your senior, but soon, Ben becomes a shoulder for Jules to lean on. This, especially comes in handy when the investors in her company question her competence. In short, The Intern is just as heartwarming as a Nancy Meyers is expected to be. This, however, means that it may not be a cup of tea for movie fans with a penchant for the “hard” stuff that require little concentration.

More in Audio Visual

  • The video: Akadodi – Da Agent

    Da Agent is a musical gem that is yet to be discovered. The Akadodi video is a fast-paced one, perhaps to...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The dvd – Camp X-Ray

    This movie is nothing like the kind you have watched before. It is fresh and has a unique plot. But when...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders Director: Edward Zwick Genre: Action Duration: 118 minutes Showing: Cinema Magic,...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The disc: Sembera – Irene Ntale

    This is Irene Ntale’s first album since she joined the music industry four years ago. The Sembera album was recorded at...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The track: Vawo Awo – Mun G

    Mun G is one of those rappers that will tell you the music industry is not a bed of roses. From...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The dvd :The Brave One

    I do not like movies like this one. Movies that justify the end when the means is absolutely wrong. The opening...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The music video: Ndiwabulijjo – Benezeri Ft Pryce Teeba, Santana & Reazy

    Give a Frenchman this video to watch and he will proclaim right away; “C’est tres ordinaire.” For that’s what this video...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The movie: Storks

    Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Genre: Animation, Comedy...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The track: Nfula zabu – Radio and Weasel ft Pr Bugembe

    Been a while since we heard a hit from Pr Wilson Bugembe and now he resurrects in a song featuring dynamic...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016