Monday, June 6, 2016

The Intern (2015)


I've heard it said that one of the problems with becoming a successful artist is that once you are successful you're no longer in touch with the average Joe or Jane. You are able to afford things that they cannot. Your problems are not their problems. Many people like to level this criticism at Nancy Meyers. They accuse her of making films exclusively for upper middle-class WASPs who have well appointed kitchens. It's a fair criticism, but it also shouldn't negate any of her work's various other virtues. I was absolutely taken with how warmhearted this film is. Everyone is so damn nice. There are no bad guys, the stakes are extremely low and everyone is well intentioned. It certainly isn't great cinema, but it sure does make for a pleasant way to spend two hours. I had a smile on my face from start to finish and that's a good thing.

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