Connect
To Top

The Movie :The Intern

rob

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.

Comment on this Story

More in Audio Visual

  • Kenzo releases two videos

      Eddy Kenzo aka Musuuza is on a roll. This year, he has released ten songs so far, three collaborations two of...

    Christine NakalungiMay 24, 2017
  • The track: Never Give UP- Flex D’Paper ft Mako Loco

    Ugandan Hip-Hop artiste Flex D’Paper could easily be categorised as an underground rapper but he is not. An underground rapper is...

    Christine NakalungiMay 6, 2017
  • The video: Mbozi Za Malwa- Bebe Cool ft Sauti Sol

    Once upon a time, Kim XP was the King of music video production. We almost believed the hype until the doubting...

    Christine NakalungiMay 6, 2017
  • Akafananyi – Katera Afrika

    Katera Afrika has the likeability aura that surrounds her. One could guess that it’s all about her individuality that she champions,...

    Christine NakalungiApril 22, 2017
  • The movie-The Fate Of the Furious

    Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Stratham, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron Director: F. Gary Gary...

    Christine NakalungiApril 15, 2017
  • The dvd- Into The Storm

    Pette (Matt Waish) specialises in chasing storms so much that he had a car custom made for driving through tornadoes. For...

    Christine NakalungiApril 15, 2017
  • The track: Leesu – Mozey Radio

    5 Many refer to Leesu as a song done by Radio and Weasel, even the artwork to promote the song has...

    Christine NakalungiApril 15, 2017
  • Katonene bags 160m CMVA cash

    For all you who were mocking the Club video awards, see who is laughing last now. Word at our desk is...

    Christine NakalungiApril 1, 2017
  • The movie: The Ghost In The Shell

    Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt and Juliette Binoche Director: Rupert Sanders Genre: Sci-fi, action Running time: 106...

    Christine NakalungiApril 1, 2017