I know I don’t do very many of these, but that’s because I don’t go to the movies a lot. I just recently went to “The Intern”, my first movie in months. Here’s the summary from IMDb:
“70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.”
First of all, I want to address the general criticism that the movie has received. A lot of people said it was cliche and predictable. And I agree with that to an extent. It was somewhat predictable and cliche, but I though it was very heartwarming and cheery. I think it was written and made to be a feel-good and happy movie, and it achieved just that.
I didn’t think it was as cliche as everyone made it out to be. The plot may have been predictable by the very end but I thought the senior intern idea was new. I’ve never heard of that being done before. Also, I was really glad that Matt and Jules didn’t get a divorce. I was sure they were going to. In that sense, it wasn’t predictable at all.
I also thought it was very funny. Especially the scene where they break into the mom’s house to delete an email. OMG I was crying it was hilarious!
I also personally love Anne Hathaway, so that was my main reason for seeing it. I don’t normally see these types of movies.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. But like I said, it’s not my type of movie and I probably wouldn’t see it again unless someone asked me specifically if I wanted to watch it.
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