The Intern

Good schmaltz, worth catching for the two Oscar winners

Anne Hathaway is a successful entrepreneur who agrees to a “senior intern” program despite not being comfortable around old people. Robert De Niro is a bored 70-year-old retired exec who’s assigned to be Jules’ personal assistant. She respectfully resists, he gently persists, she relents, they bond and learn life lessons, etc.

It’s all pretty schmaltzy, as Nancy Meyers films can be (Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated). But it’s good schmaltz—or at least inoffensive. Featherweight, too many extraneous subplots, and overlong. But worth catching to watch these two Oscar winners at work. Japanese title: My Intern. (121 min)