“In “, De Niro stars as, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The comedy that ensues in The Intern wasn’t much of a stretch for the Oscar-winner, but playing a mentor-type role for writer-director Nancy Meyers was something he relished – even though he didn’t have someone like that in his life when he was starting out. “Especially if you’re in a certain untenable situation and you can have a mentor change your life”.
Even her Intern co-star Robert De Niro was all for the idea.
“I would personally like to move into every single one of Nancy’s warm, inviting movie sets”. And that’s the startup.
Hathaway’s Jules is more of a wreck, but that shouldn’t be confused for depth of character; she’s just a problem for De Niro to gracefully, gradually solve.
He’s the Goodfella, the Godfather, the Raging Bull, the King Of Comedy, the Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and now, well, the Intern.
However Brockes experienced a different De Niro. There was a little bit of luck, too. Box office should be healthy, even though the movie offers more frustrations than rewards to discerning viewers of any age or gender. From what I’ve read, he’s also a thorough interviewer of sources to learn about the intricacies of the characters he intends to play.
The 2000s have been a mixed bag for the 72-year-old.
Regardless of age or occupation, everyone is likely to identify with at least one character in this film.
“It’s a good line”, Meyers adds. Like other movies from the Meyers oeuvre, “The Intern” looks as entertaining and comforting as it is removed from real life.
And though he didn’t have a mentor when he was younger, he’s happy to dispense wisdom to up-and-comers. “You want to teach me again?”
“So I’ll do that, if people ask me”. “I would love to see me in that”.
Some veteran filmmakers try to capture the younger generation and fail to get it right, coming up with characters and faux with-it dialogue that invite lots of “Oh, Mom!” eye-rolling. And that’s just not the case. And when you get there, you certainly know it. And sometimes you don’t know until you get there.
Which is exactly why he said yes to The Intern.
She is still a decade younger than De Niro, however, and undeniably glamorous.
“I like it all”, he tells Postmedia Network.
“There’s a lot of people who are there”, he concluded, “so hopefully they’ll see the movie”.
Anne took to her Instagram account the other day to share a throwback picture of herself on the Ella Enchanted red carpet over eleven years ago.
Herewith, three times De Niro made us smile.
Experience never gets old, blares the movie’s advertising. Instead, it was more of a pitch-black satire about an aspiring stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) heavily obsessed over his idol, Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). “They don’t sell out the way dogs do”. His days are bookended by morning Starbucks runs and frozen lasagna for one, but yoga and Mandarin lessons and tai chi in the park don’t adequately fill the lonely hours in between. A follow-up has been talked about for years.