Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Intern

Nancy Meyers' The Intern is a fun, if lightweight, affair casting Robert De Niro as the unlikely new intern at an online fashion company who, of course, turns out to be the perfect man for the job. Immediately loved by everyone else in the company, it takes longer for the company's CEO (Anne Hathaway) to take to the firm's newest employee.

The Intern succeeds mainly on the likability of its stars, although the script gets into trouble with an ill-conceived heist sequence and a rather awful girl's night out hotel bonding sequence between the pair late in the film.

Also troubling is that for the smart, successful businesswoman Hathaway portrays she's incapable of making the easiest (and most obvious) decision in the entire movie which she needs the help of not one but two men (both her intern/new best friend and her less-than-trustworthy cheating husband portrayed by Anders Holm) to make for her.

Released on both Blu-ray and DVD, extras include a featurette on the other interns (Zack Pearlman, Adam DeVine, and Jason Orley), an examination of the movie's themes, and a look at the design of the film.

[Warner Home Video, Blu-ray $35.99 / DVD $28.98]

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