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The Intern (2015/Warner Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B+/B- Sound: B+/B- Extras: B Film: B+

The Intern (2015) is a charming and inspiring new film from director Nancy Meyers starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in roles they slip into as easy as a shoe. Part romantic comedy, part drama, and best of all - a fresh and original story.

At some points of the film I was expecting things to happen narratively that didn't which really pleased and surprised me since this genre tends to be formulaic as of late. It's definitely not just a film that women can relate to but I see an older audience really appreciating the chemistry between the talented actors and the themes of getting older and still having a great and production life. This could easily be happening anywhere and to anyone so that levity makes the narrative more interesting. This isn't the type of movie I usually watch, so I was surprised how engaged I was in it from frame one and definitely am going to recommend it to my friends and family.

A retired successful business owner and widower named Ben (De Niro) lands a senior internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman named Jules, (Hathaway) who is also trying to be there for her husband and young daughter in the midst of her chaotic business life. Jules is so on the move at the office that she rides a bicycle just to get to departments quicker and faster. Once Ben enters the company, he is met with denial due to his age and lack of knowledge about technology, but soon starts to show how hard of a worker he is and becomes Jules' right hand man. After the two characters become best pals, the hardships of their personal lives start to show and Ben soon must consul Jules about a fork in the road of her life.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a powerful, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, the film looks and sounds amazing on Blu-ray disc. Also included is the standard DVD of the film with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. A digital copy is also included.

Extras include:

Learning From Experience - An EPK featuring the cast and crew

Designs On Life - interior design featurette

and The Three Interns (interviews with Comedy Central fan favorites Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, and newcomer Jason Orley)

All in all, this feel good film is definitely worth watching with anyone in your life. Chances are they can relate to it.

- James Lockhart



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