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Day 115: The Intern: A Review

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Sometimes you want to watch a  movie for just one actor. For me it was Robert De Niro. Yes, the new movie  called the 'Intern'. It was a no-nonsense movie, simple, no frills story line, wouldn't say a the screenplay was super tight but it surely was a very pleasant movie to watch. The story line is pretty much a scenario from today's world where you have working women/moms and of course, tech startups. The story is about that and much more. Or so, I think. The start up run by Ms. Hathway is doing well but she is always lost and overwhelmed so much so that she doesn't remember her own employees in that small organization. How can then it be a successful start up? Then again, the story was trying to focus on the generational gap between the young and old in a technologically advanced world. A senior, De Niro was the 'intern' and it showcased the role reversal. I still could not understand if the director wanted us to see how much more values they add or how hard it is for them to actually fit at times but most often they do?

I'm not sure if this did come through as much, yeah, in parts. Also why should the interns be driving the founder or boss back and forth? Anyways, the story also touches the aspect of relationship, success, family, and much more. I did not understand if the movie tried saying that the stay-at-home dads are the reason why women can be successful. I'm surprised how that character of the husband was shown as a nice guy (sensible) but one who has lost track of everything because he had given up his career.

I mean, why did he have to ? Is the movie telling that one of us have to be successful by the other giving up a lot? Not always. Yes, adjustments will be there and there will some giving up but then, when the husband is or was a successful marketing and sales guy, why wasn't he included or a part of the company? I found that strange. Or at least if there was a genuine reason it was not shown.

Overall, the movie was very nice and simple without any bad language, crude remarks or obscene behavior.  However, the holes were really big and were here and there that it did not really make sense. I love Myers and I think she did a good job here. However, it could have been a better knit story. 
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