Runtime: 121 minutes
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, JoJo Kushner, Christina Scherer, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavinm, Celia Weston, Steve Vinovich, C.J. Wilson
Ben Whittaker is a retired, widower who’s gotten bored with the novelty of retirement. Spotting an advertisement by chance, he decides to become a senior intern.
The intern didn’t match up to what I expected, but, as is the case with this film, that’s not a bad thing.
This film’s a breath of fresh air, like the music score which leads us smoothly into the film. There are no massive plot twists, throwing the character’s lives into turmoil, (at least, they don’t overact like…well, actors in a movie!) They behave like real people making their way through life.
This is more about Jules, (Anne Hathaway), rather than Ben, (Robert De Niro), but this in no way diminishes Robert De Niro’s importance to the plot.
While being an enjoyable, fun plot, I felt there was a deeper message. The old are not obsolete, the young are not stupid. It’s a great tale of young and old learning from each other.
Special mention to trio of intern’s, who are Robert De Niro’s partners in crime, they had me smiling and I loved their rapport with De Niro.
Now, while Anne Hathaway was great, Robert De Niro was truly the star of the show, but he managed to steal the show without detriment to the other character’s He boosted them up rather than made them look bad. This is a more subtle comedy.
This is a film best enjoyed with your friends and would make a great night in film, (Nibbles and Pyjamas mandatory.)
Was it worth the watch? Yes, I recommend watching with friends. I think it’ll heighten the experience.
Would I watch it again? Yes