'The Intern' (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)
(Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Andrew Rannells, et al / Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD / PG-13 / 2016 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Blu-ray Verdict: OK, in all honesty, Robert De Niro plays the perfect gentleman, the kind we don't see anymore. And every woman who sees the movie will fall a bit in love with him. Anne Hathaway perfectly plays the role of a successful entrepreneur, a working wife and mom who thinks about everything and everyone and still feels guilty about being a working woman, even after the perfect gentleman tells her He should not be the feminist amongst the two of them. Every working woman will identify with her inner struggles.
The story is perfect, with the perfect practical ending, as life is always more practical than idealistic. The small touches like the housewives who look down upon the working mom and make her feel guilty (I have seen many of those), the successful aggressive entrepreneur's fear of hurting her mom, the stay-at-home dad's end-of-day exhaustion that the working mom does not really understand and the young boss' discomfort with her elderly intern.
All so real. There's an idea here which has been voiced before (by so many, in fact) re: the huge talent pool of retired people nobody is willing to hire. The intern's wisdom and practicality brings a calm and peace to the busy boss' life. There's a lesson here for us all here. Look at our elders and learn from them. Stop a while in your busy life to get more out of it.
In closing, it is the sheer effervescent chemistry between De Niro and Hathaway that keeps the movie afloat. Both are equally lovely in their respective roles, and the strength of their performances is enough to make you forgive the fact that their characters are probably too good-natured to be true. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
- Learning From Experience
- Designs on Life
- The Three Interns
'The Intern' Trailer
Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD Purchase Link
Warner Bros. on Blu-ray!
Own 'The Intern' on Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD on January 19th or Own It Early on Digital HD now!