Nancy Meyers , Steve Martin - 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at BEverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th January 2016
This is one of those warm, unchallenging comedies that's entertaining to watch even though something about it feels vaguely inane. Basically, nothing about it is even remotely realistic; people never actually do or say these kinds of things. But we kind of wish they did. And as writer-director Nancy Meyers makes a series of pointed observations about the value of age and experience, we can't help but wistfully smile and nod along.
It's set in a picturesque mix of old and new Brooklyn, where pensioner Ben (Robert De Niro) has run out of ways to make his life interesting after his wife of more than 40 years died. He's done the travelling, spent time with his grandson on the opposite side of the country, and now he's applying to be a senior intern at a wildly successful fashion website. He's assigned to work with founder and CEO Jules (Anne Hathaway), an overachiever who prefers to do everything herself while her equally astute husband (Anders Holm) stays home with their adorable daughter (JoJo Kushner). Jules is so busy that she barely notices that both her company and her marriage are slipping out of her grasp, but Ben is sharp as a tack, and gently helps her reset her priorities. Meanwhile, he also finds romance himself with the company's hot masseuse (Rene Russo).
Virtually everything in this movie feels comfortable and easy, with conflicts that aren't actually that difficult to manage and side characters who never steal the spotlight from the stars. The only dark shadow in the film appears when Ben discovers that Jules' husband is having an affair, and her reaction nicely sidesteps the usual way movies approach the issue. Otherwise, the film plays along nicely, never ruffling feathers while constantly pointing out how wise old people are, really. Thankfully, De Niro is so relaxed in the role that he avoids sentimentality, effortlessly mixing the comedy and drama. He sparks some engaging father-daughter-style chemistry with Hathaway, who nicely mixes Jules' tough drive with an underlying yearning to get her life back in balance.
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The Hollywood legend says there’s no downside in younger actors asking veterans for advice.
Of all the stars a young actor could want to get advice from, Robert De Niro is probably at the top of most people’s lists. With a film career spanning over 50 years, the Oscar winning actor has made more than 90 movies and has plenty of wisdom to impart on the younger generation.
Robert De Niro says he enjoys giving advice to the younger generation.
Speaking about what each generation can learn from the other, De Niro said, “Theres no downside in asking somebody who’s been around a lot longer than you, especially if they've done things that you've done, or in that area.”
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Filmmaker Nancy Meyers Cast One Of Her Own Assistants In New Movie The Intern After Realising She'd Based A Supporting Character On Him.
In the film, Robert De Niro plays Anne Hathaway's inspiring sidekick and when writer/director Meyers was casting the other actors and actresses for the movie, she decided to offer one role to an inexperienced unknown.
She tells WENN, "One of my interns is in the movie. The kind of scruffy kid that sits to Bob's right in a scene, he was my intern on It's Complicated.
"I think unconsciously (sic) I was kind of writing him. I wasn't fully aware of it until I emailed him one day and then asked, 'Can you act?' in the subject line. He was pretty good and he's never acted before."
Retired and, frankly, bored, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker decides the quiet life is not one he needs right now and instead opts for a career move. He applies as a senior intern for a fashion website following the death of his wife, and despite his age he is taken on by the young company CEO Jules Ostin. It isn't long before Ostin beccomes increasingly reliant on Whittaker as he becomes something of a grandfather figure to her; his old-fashioned charm, positive energy and kind wisdown beguiling her as she struggles under the pressure of managing an ever-growing business. Even the board are suggesting she take on a new manager to take off some of the pressure, so Whittaker is exactly what she needs to boost her self esteem and help her stay on track. She's not the only one with a soft spot for Whittaker; the youth of the rest of the office are being taught a thing or two about relationships of all kinds, as he himself learns about the beauty of the modern world.
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Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old retiree who has little left in his life to keep him occupied, now that his wife has passed away. He's keen to re-start and take on new job and discovers a vacant position for a senior intern at a fashion website. He gets the job to much surprise from the rest of the company. The site is run by Jules Ostin; a young entrepreneur who's visibly struggling in her role as CEO and feels like she's on the verge of a crisis. Ben becomes an unlikely confidante, boosting her self-esteem with words of wisdom and worldly advice, as she in turn shows him the wonders of modern life and technology. The other young employees are starting to feel that they could take a leaf out of his book too, as the smart and sophisticated Ben proves firmly that there's life in the old dog yet.
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Reese Witherspoon and Robert De Niro are in talks to star in Nancy Meyers' new movie, 'The Intern'. The film is about a fashion website owner who bonds with her elderly intern.
The Oscar-winning actress and fellow award winner Robert De Niro are circling roles in the new movie from the 'It's Complicated' director.
The film follows a successful business owner of a fashion website (Witherspoon) who develops a bond with an elderly intern (De Niro) hired by her company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Chelsea Handler teased her good friend Reese Witherspoon about her infamous drunken arrest video during the ELLE Women In Hollywood 2013 ceremony on Monday night (21.10.13).
The chat show host took the opportunity to tease her good friend as she presented the 'Legally Blonde' actress with an award at the ELLE Women In Hollywood 2013 ceremony, joking about her infamous disorderly conduct arrest video.
The footage, which leaked online in April, saw Reese verbally insult a policeman who arrested her husband Jim Toth on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Meryl Streep thinks 'Hope Springs' is the 'Blue Valentine' for her generation because of the issues it raises.
The 63-year-old actress - who stars alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the movie - believes the film explores issues and emotions not usually tackled on screen for her age group, comparing it to the 2010 drama which starred Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as a couple during the highs and lows of their marriage.
She said: ''This is like 'Blue Valentine' for our generation.
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Jack Nicholson was gutted when director Nancy Meyers told him she'd have to cut a karaoke scene from 2003 comedy hit Something's Gotta Give - because he thought his rendition of La Vie En Rose was terrific.
The movie great and co-star Diane Keaton's characters hit a club on a date night for the film, but the singing scenes didn't make the cut in the finished version, much to Nicholson's dismay.
Meyers tells WENN, "He gets up to sing for her (Keaton's character) and it's La Vie En Rose, which he sings to her in French. He worked really hard on it.
"I had to cut the scene out because it just didn't fit the following scene, where he goes out with another woman. When it came time to tell Jack I was cutting out the scene he didn't hold back his disappointment. He said, 'Chief, what do you mean?'
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Moviemaker Nancy Meyers has turned her 25-year-old daughter's script into a new movie.
The Something's Gotta Give director recognised Haillie's writing gift at a young age when her daughter submitted an episode of TV sitcom Friends in high school, and now Meyers has broken a golden rule not to adapt another writer's work.
She tells WENN, "In college she wrote a screenplay and she's asked me to direct it, which I was just absolutely shocked that she wanted me to do it.
"I said yes, and it's the first time I won't be directing something I've written. It's so great and I'm honoured."
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