The Intern

Rated 3.0

A retired widower (Robert De Niro) decides to go back to work, and lands a job as a “senior intern” at an online clothing retailer, where the workaholic boss (Anne Hathaway) wasn't really sold on this internship idea to begin with. Writer-director Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, The Holiday) once again deploys her regrettable penchant for cute contrivances and cheap forced gags—Linda Lavin as De Niro's man-hungry neighbor particularly suffers in that department, but nobody really escapes unscathed. An episode of De Niro and his co-workers (Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Nat Wolff) breaking into Hathaway's mother's house to delete a nasty email is simply ridiculous. Meyers' direction is careless, too—pacing is limp and shots don't match. Hathaway and De Niro save the day; they're wonderful together.