The Intern, which we saw this past weekend, was an enjoyable, understated movie. There were some light laughs and some light drama, and the movie didn't overstay its welcome.
It wasn't one of those broad comedies with all kinds of craziness or outlandish stuff going on (not that those can't be fun, too). Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway are pros and set the right tone for this pleasant, gentle story about a senior citizen intern working at a hip and trendy online retail operation.
Yes, the young people learn a lot from the older, wiser De Niro, and De Niro gets a new lease on life because of all the young energy and new ideas around him, but it's all done with a light touch and the movie even manages to work in a few surprises.
It's funny, though. Knowing that they has De Niro on the film's payroll, the producers couldn't resist one over-the-top element: they actually worked in a heist sequence, with De Niro driving the getaway car!
Anyway, before you get all caught up in James Bond and Star Wars, you might want to give this graceful little American comedy a try. I found it to be a nice appetizer for all the upcoming holiday blockbuster stuff, and you may, too.