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SYNOPSIS:
“Experience never gets old” this is one of the film’s promotional lines.
The story is about BEN WHITTAKER a 70 year old retired widower, whose boredom and loneliness who wants to fill his days with an activity where he can do some good. After 40 years in the business of printing telephone books and then losing his beloved wife of 42 years, he did his best to adjust to his new life, and it worked – for a while. He travelled the world and engaged in a wide variety of physical and intellectual pursuits to keep himself occupied, but it wasn't enough. When walking the streets of his native Brooklyn, he sees a flyer for a senior intern program at a young, but burgeoning internet clothing company. After seeing a sign advertising internships for senior citizens, he decides to apply in the hopes that he can find a new purpose in life Ben feels that learning more about technology and working with young people feels like just the challenge he needs to occupy his mind and his time. He applies, via a terrific self-made video (the company's requirement), and sits through a series of amusing interviews with company employees young enough to be his grandchildren… and he gets the internship.
JULES OSTIN is the founder and CEO of “About the Fit”, a fast growing e-commerce fashion company where Ben’s wants to apply as a senior intern. The senior intern program was her idea, but Jules is at first hesitant about Ben becoming an intern due to her preconceived prejudices, Jules believes that Ben’s old age would make his work knowledge outdated and useless to the company. She's a perfectionist who's constantly on the go. She's difficult to work for and she knows it. She loves and respects all of her employees.
Ben wake up early and takes care to dress impeccably for his first day at work. The other intern who is Davis a young man, sets up his tablet with a various gadgets. While Ben’s table has basic stationery and simple calculator and watch. Ben makes himself productive, getting to know the ropes around the place and learning how to deal with the technology. He helps whomever he can; he also gives old school sensible advice to the youngsters when they need it. Ben starts to be noticed more and more around the office especially after he is lauded by having a bell rung for him {an office practice to highlight good performance}. Ben’s internship happens to coincide with a challenging period in the growth of Jules’ company; Jules’ aide-de-camp Cameron brings her the unusual news that the company’s investors, while delighted with its success, would like to bring an outside CEO to the company. Jules dutifully interviews prospects even as she’s dizzied by the idea that she could be effectively ousted from her own creation. In the meantime, her home life—she has a too milquetoast to-be-a-bro-dad husband and a predictably delightful and adorable young daughter is taking the standard can-a-career-woman-have-it-all hits. And at least one hit that’s not so standard, or maybe I should say, not so easy to stand. While he is trying to find his place in this fast pace, high-tech world, Ben finds his place in the company. Ben comes to realise that some things have changed in the workplace, but many things are the same. The more experienced Ben also begins to help young entrepreneur Jules to find her place in the unforgiving world of business. Ben is not only focusing to his Job he also focus on the emotional situations with his co-worker especially to Jules his boss; he give insightful opinions and shows that he has useful experience. However, Jules realizes his life time of experience surpasses his lack of knowledge on the modern ways of the jobs and in life and finds that she has a lot to learn from him. Jules teaching Ben about the new and Ben teaching Jules about the old. At the End of the story Jules also realizes that Ben becomes her assistant, her chauffeur, her baby sitter, her mentor, father-figure and best friend.

CRITIQUES:
What’s most impressive about The Intern is how much it does with its premise and just as importantly what it doesn’t do with it. The Intern movie was a comedy story, suddenly change it to drama. When Ben saw Matt (Jules husband) having an affair. Ben had a hard time to decide either not to tell or to tell the truth to his boss which is Jules. We all know that Ben is out of the Family business but as a Father figure and a best friend to Jules he has the right to tell and give some advice to Jules.
The story The Intern is a gentle, enjoyable fantasy and certainly the Director’s has a best film. The film’s opening moments immediately earn our sympathy and respect, and it’s clear that the movie is after more than arbitrary punch lines. Yes, it plays a little with generation gaps a little, but everyone has a relaxed chemistry, and there is an overriding sense of can-do decency. As Ben adjusts to a different kind of workforce, and Jules deals with challenges to her leadership and the push-pull of family and work, they of course eventually form a working relationship that blossoms into a genuine friendship. The Intern was a nice story they shows the good relationship between the Owner and the employees. Not in the relationship between the workplace and also their relation outside the company, of course in reality we need an Employer who has a good characteristic to their employees to create a good workforce. The Intern is not groundbreaking cinema, but it is an enjoyable journey into the value that each generation can provide for one another. Internships are meant to provide new experiences and insights for people. The Intern met this brief and, in the process, provided a few laughs, so that we do not take this life too seriously. Both Ben and Jules gave great performance to this film they play the role as a very real. And I applaud the writer/director for her creation of a relevant and delightful movie. This movie is a light hearted family movie.

INSIGHT:
My insight in my first line “Experience never get old” is an old experience intern can bring things to a business that will be unexpected and often lead the company to greatness. While younger, new interns can provide innovation and new ideas than can also help business succeed.
The Intern epitomises this verse in the Bible by showing the value of various generations, even as often there is a tendency to look upon certain ages as having greater value than others. In opposition to that idea, The Intern and Proverbs communicate that each chapter in this life is new and the challenge is for each of us to take advantage of each opportunity that comes along. Some chapters may prove to be better than others, but ultimately each chapter adds to the overall richness of this life and challenge us to live each chapter as it is opened.
This movie makes me think more about life.

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