On Sunday night, Ross and I went for dinner and to watch a movie. It has become a sort of ritual for us, this movie thing, and there are just so many great movies coming out lately. We also loooove movies.
We watched ‘The Intern‘ starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. It is a comedy about a 70-year old, Ben Whittaker, (De Niro) who discovers that retirement isn’t all it is cracked up to be, and leaves him bored and wanting for more. He applies for a senior intern post, and gets the job where he works under Jules Ostin (Hathaway), who founded and runs the company. He ends up becoming somewhat of an adviser for Jules, and helps her in unexpected ways.
I had watched the trailer and thought it looked like a decent-ish movie. I didn’t feel like
“OMG, I have got to see that”, and would have happily waited for it to come out on DVD. I’m not a massive Anne Hathaway fan either.
However, I was so happy that I went to watch the movie! I loved it. It was completely different to what I expected, and De Niro and Hathaway had a lovely companionship throughout the film.
There were some laugh-out loud moments interspersed with life lessons, such as realizing that life is short, or that you may be let down in life.
All I can say is that I was sobbing by the end of it (with a mix of happy tears, and a mix of ‘life isn’t fair’ tears), and I couldn’t stop crying, I felt so overwhelmed with emotion. Once the credits started rolling, no one got up from their seats (I think because everyone was crying and didn’t want to show it). Or, they (like me), just didn’t want the movie to end.
Go watch it, trust me.