The Intern is gonna be remade in India. It will star Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. The film is slated to go on floors by November 2021. So before the Indianized version of it comes out, I thought I might as well watch the original one.
The Intern stars Anne Hathaway (my fav) and Robert Di Niro. It is 121min long film and is directed by Nancy Meyers.
Ben is a widower. He is retired. After his wife passed away to fill in the void he took up multiple activities. He traveled the world, he took yoga classes, he learnt Mandarin but as he says, “there’s a hole in my life and I need to fill it, soon.” And then comes the twist in his life. He sees a flyer which reads that an e-commerce firm needs senior interns. By senior they mean those above 65 years of age. Jules owns the ecommerce and Ben will working closely with her. However, on Ben’s first day of internship, Jules tells him that sadly she has no work for him, he may request a transfer. But Ben decides to stay. And just like that one day Jules runs into a major problem at work and Ben steps in to help.
While this may sound a lot cliché plot but the execution is heartwarming. The story slowly grows on you. And stays. It makes you laugh, smile and one too many times you go awww. It is one of those happy movies you would recall more often.
Jules Ostin is a millenial woman, a go-getter. She knows what she wants from life. Benjamin Whittaker is 70 and is a man of experience. And there’s is that ease and patience in his personality that comes with age. Clinking the beer bottles and sharing a pizza, when these polar opposites come together, and bond over the millenial things, that’s a sight to behold!
Did I see Deepika Padukone fitting in the shoes of Jules and Amitabh Bachchan as Ben? I most certainly did. With the right execution this movie will win the hearts of those Indians who are yet to watch The Intern.
If you wish to watch The Intern then is available on Amazon Prime.
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