Movies by Mills (October 2015)

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THE INTERN Spoiler Alert

Directed by Nancy Meyers Starring: Robert De Niro. Anne Hathaway. Rene Russo. Adam Devine. I read once that musicians don’t retire. They stop when there’s no more music in them. Well, I still have music in me. Absolutely positive about that. - Ben Whittaker

Though this is only Nancy Meyer’s fifth film, it comes with the assurance of an outstanding picture pedigree as a director. Audiences know that a ‘Meyers’s movie’ means a narrative about the vicissitudes of relationships, which the majority of people can relate to. It is comforting to know that she is at the helm of the movie that you about to see because invariably you know that you are in for a good time. The storyline of her latest film is about an older man, a retired widower, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) who wants to get back into life and have a purpose and feel valued again after losing the love of his life. An opportunity presents itself when he sees an ad on a noticeboard about a firm seeking a senior intern. It is Ben’s chance to start again and he applies for the job. About The Fit is an online shopping site run by its founder Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). She does not have good relationships with older people. When Jules agreed to have senior interns join the company, she assumed that meant seniors in college. She resists initially because she knows the speed at which her business and her life run, and she imagines somebody older might slow her down. But the senior intern program may be just what she needs. - Anne Hathaway We can see the strong characteristics of Jules are evidently noticeable in Nancy Meyers: smart, an amazing heart and everything she does is from genuine passion and vision.