I actually been meaning to write a review on this awesome movie ages ago! Saw it 2 weeks ago, but in the midst of exam studies and all it kept getting delayed ><” but better late than never 😉
So in case you’ve haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out above 😉
*Be forewarned, my review contains spoilers– so if you haven’t scene it yet (see what I did there?), don’t click the keep reading button. 😉 But if you have or remain sceptical to see it or not, by all means click ahead!
I think in 3 words the Intern can be described as Surprisingly so good! I’m actually super picky when watching movies in cinemas, (don’t watch rom-coms, movies with too much action but not enough dialogue- sorry I like intellectually stimulating movies that make me think or movies that make me laugh and smile 😉
Needless to say, that pretty much narrows down what movies I actually want to see. In fact, I haven’t watched a person movie since like forever that I can’t even remember- oh wait I do- it was Night of Museum 3 (still miss you Robin Williams 😓). Anyways, so pretty much all the movies I’ve scene all year (hehehe can’t stop doing that) were are cartoons! Minions, Inside Out, Penguins, you get the drift.
So I was super excited when I found the Intern trailer, (this was just after major assignment week) to celebrate finishing! 😉 And better yet it had Robert DeNiro in it (after seeing Stardust again and again, been wanting to see another movie with him in it) and Anne Hathway! (Whose movies I’ve haven’t really been tracking- not really my type- but reprised a role that reminded me why she’s one of my favourite actresses =)
In short, the movie did not disappoint! In fact it exceeded my expectations. Way beyond them! I mean I knew it was going to be good and hilariously funny with DeNiro and Hathaway in it (they’re both so adorkable 😉 But it way better in ways that the trailer does not show you 😉 From the beginning to the end, it was a non stop laughter to I can’t believe this situations, Meyer (the director) is a genius! 😉
Ben (DeNiro) a 70 year old retiree takes his chances in applying for an internship with About the Fit. And ends up being paired up with Jules Ostin (Hathaway) the CEO and founder of A Perfect Fit (online shopping company). (Already the stereotypes are out the window here! Usually the intern is younger and less experienced but not in this case 😉 ) As Jules calls it- the hilarity of this situation is ridiculously funny. The mismash of Ben’s old school ways with the Gen Y new school ways already sets up for a great movie. From the 20 somethings interviewing Ben with the questions like ooh what did you study, do you remember your major was to where do you see yourself in 10 years raises Ben’s eyebrows and has the audience bursting with laughter 😉
The I can’t believe that this is happening situation was the best bit without a doubt! Jules accidentally sends her mum the email rant about her unsupportiveness (put nicely, but in fact she actually wrote the subject line as Mum is a terrorist). After consulting with her A team and finding out that it’s impossible to delete the email once it’s sent- Ben announces that there is only one thing they can do. Break in and take the laptop. Now at this point, I thought he was actually joking ;), you know DeNiro and his humour but no it was for reals!! Commence the breaking in heist scene with Ben and 3 other guys that somewhat resembles Ocean 11 😉 Added with the comedy of failing to disable an alarm (which Jules insists is a fake but turns out to be real- leading the fuzz right to them and their desperate attempt to escape! All while the guy who was manning the car remains oblivious to all this after turning up his music stereo full blast 😉
But what is really the best thing about this movie is the friendship that blossoms between Jules and Ben. How he becomes her mentor rather than her mentee and helps Jules navigate the stresses of both her professional and personal life. In a sense, he becomes everyone’s Uncle as he calls himself as he helps out everyone 😉 Showing that Gen Y can work with other generations 😉
So definitely one of my favourite movies of all time, can’t wait for the DVD!
Ok so here’s what I liked and would have liked
Liked (somehow this seems reminiscent of Facebook which is odd seeing how I don’t have it- just like DeNiro!)
=) The story about how Jules started up her own company and grew within a short period of time. Just shows that you’re never too young to start something! Also loved how Jules was involved in every business operations as a CEO, from personally taking a customer service call to going to the warehouse to show people how to neatly fold the clothes parcels- she excelled above and beyond just a figure head. She is the About The Fit.
=) How the office was a 21st century one!
=) The open spaced office with windows, loads of natural light – yay to no blindness of artificial lighting. It was like a dream office 😉
=) How everything reflected today’s society- MacBooks Airs instead of computers, headsets instead of phones, Jules as the CEO using her 2 iPhones and her iPad in the car, the constant Skype business calls, emails, texts etc. This really represented how organisations should be embracing today’s technology. Interesting how Apple products dominated this movie- no Androids here!
=) How the layout of office encouraged teamwork ( yay to no cubicles!) and no one had an office. Oh and had space for Jules to ride her bike around! 😉
=) The link between Ben and Jules of their workplace. Turns out that Jules’ company’s workplace is actually Ben’s former phone book factory!
=) Jules work fashion 😉 I pretty much liked every single outfit she wore- effortless but classy.
Here are all the outfits!
And my top 3 are…
The shades & the jacket
What I would have liked 😉
=) More background story of how Jules started up A Perfect Fit and what it actually does. I sorta felt that they skimmed over it. It would have been awesome to have the background story!
=) Introduce Cameron properly into the movie i.e his role, his relationship with Jules. Again I felt that it was skimmed over and that I was just playing deductions. That Cameron was her business partner- as he was the one who proposed the Internship, moved Ben to a different department and told Jules that the Board wanted to hire a seasonal CEO. On that basis I assumed he was, but again nice to have a background story on how he helped Jules reach their dream.
So I highly recommend seeing the Intern if you haven’t already! 😉
😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 5 smiley faces out of 5!