A nuanced and sensitive film, its strength lies in the way it brews. Slowly, full of aroma, it becomes potent over time, establishing connections with the characters in surprising ways.
Anne Hathaway is layered and vulnerable in a way she hasn’t portrayed before. She is every bit her character, Jules, as she expresses her flaws in passing, as well as her ambitions.
Robert De Niro as Ben exudes calm. He is the epitome of patience, understanding and wisdom in the film. All this and more, with little dialogue. His demeanour is solid but soft. He represents perfect balance.
A new take on the concept of an Intern, this film will keep you wanting more. It’s warm and real, showing new insights in professional and personal relationships. Bravo director Nancy Meyers!