‘The Intern’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro Become BFFs at Work
Here is a handy guide to help you figure out if you are watching a Nancy Meyers movie: 1. Does it feature a well-to-do white couple with an impressively designed kitchen? 2. Does it feature a Person of Advanced Age? 3. Does the trailer make you tear up despite your better instincts? 4. Do you find yourself unable to relate to the tragically white cast of characters in their pleasant cardigans, with all their disposable income and their IKEA catalogue-ready kitchens? If you answered yes to all of the above (okay, maybe number three is just me), then you are watching a Nancy Meyers movie, or at least the trailer for The Intern.
The Intern stars Robert De Niro as 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, a retired widower who decides to re-enter the job market, but finds that things are a bit…different…than they used to be. Ben takes a job as intern at a trendy online fashion website, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), and the situation is inherently funny on a couple of levels: there’s the idea of a 70-year-old man working as an intern for a thirtysomething woman, but there’s also the concept of Robert De Niro working for Anne Hathaway. Jokes!
Meyers is the filmmaker behind movies like Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated, pleasant rom-coms featuring predominantly white casts and their upscale kitchens with swanky appliances and marble counters. (I could seriously identify a Nancy Meyers movie based on photos of their kitchens.)
And while you may rush to judgment on The Intern based on her previous efforts, her new film does boast an impressively funny and charming supporting cast: Nat Wolff of The Fault in Our Stars fame, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm from Workaholics, Andrew Rannells from Girls, Rene Russo and Celia Weston.
I am going to reserve my judgment of The Intern until I get a better look at this kitchen, to be honest.
The Intern hits theaters on September 25.