The Intern
The Intern (2015)

A retired successful business owner and widower lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 25, 2015
DVD Release Date: January 19, 2016
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Intern doesn't do enough with its timely premise, but benefits from the unorthodox chemistry of its talented leads.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

Jules (Hathaway) creates a booming business, but a group of older men in suits thinks she needs an older man in a suit to run her company. So, who shows up to provide her with the guidance and backbone she needs? An older man in a suit. Disappointing.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

This earnest, effusive haut-bourgeois fantasy, by the writer and director Nancy Meyers, runs roughshod over rational skepticism with the force of her life experience.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

What makes it special is the performance of the leads -- Anne Hathaway and De Niro are simply gorgeous together and, no, definitely not in that way. There's no May-September nonsense.

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Megan Garber
The Atlantic

There's something powerful in that, in the simple fact that The Intern is so sympathetic to its older character-so resolutely on the side of a person who might, in other contexts, be dismissed or ignored or, as is so often the case, invisible.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Intern degenerates into a series of monologues about ambition and relationships and having it all. As the speeches pile up, our goodwill dissipates, and so does the film's magic.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

The problem with The Intern is that it's always about the changes Jules can make to better fit into traditional ideals of womanhood, and not how Jules can redefine those roles and definitions to make the world work for her.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Thanks largely to performances by De Niro and Hathaway, The Intern is a gentle, enjoyable fantasy-and certainly Meyers's best film in more than a decade.

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

In keeping everything so polite, The Intern, while being a pleasant and watchable movie, is also entirely ephemeral. Maybe that's why, like Meyers' other films, The Intern will likely be so re-watchable, too.

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

Unfortunately, [The Intern] contains too many discordant pieces, resulting in a story that is largely tone-deaf to the message it is trying to share.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pretty underwhelming. It was okay, but at two hours, wears it's welcome out and has an extremely abrupt ending. I hated the husband twist and I… More
Spencer S.
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KJ Proulx
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Alice Shen
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Film Crazy
A pleasant and enjoyable movie. In being pleasant this movie can only be average.