Tea & Talkies: The Intern

This Monday (7th December), Millman Street Resources Centre members enjoyed the latest in the series of Tea & Talkies events courtesy of the Warner Brothers cinema in Theobald’s Road.  This time, they saw The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

For some, it was a somewhat formulaic comedy (Ivy “thought I’d seen it before.”), though others enjoyed it.  Gloria “Really enjoyed it.  It was a very nice film.  A bit funny, a bit sad at the end.  It was good humour and well performed.”  She said she’d “never seen him do a film like that.  He performed well.  It was real fun!”

Ivy preferred De Niro in some of his earlier roles, such as Goodfellas, and The Godfather films.  Of the plot of The Intern, she said “He fell in love with a girl and all that old tripe!”  Gloria expanded: “He started working with a woman (Anne Hathaway) with relationship problems, and helped her and got promoted and everybody loved him.”

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway


“It was alright,” said Margaret.  De Niro’s role character was “an entirely different version of what he usually is.  The part he took, he was quite nice.  It was a nice little story.  He helped the young lady; did all the little chores (such as taking kids to school and chauffering the lady around).

Everybody in the movie seems to have liked De Niro’s character due to his helpfulness.  This reporter does not wish to spoil the ending for those yet to see the film, although Ivy recalled, “Everything went wrong…”

“It was quite nice,” said Margaret.  “He had to wear a nice suit and tie.  You don’t usually see (De Niro) like that.”

Once again, Holborn Community Association would like to offer its gratitude to the staff at Warner Brothers Cinema.  As well as seeing the screening of The Intern for free, Millman Street Centre members also received Sainsbury’s vouchers.

Interviews by Notes Smudger
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