The Intern, Directed By Nancy Meyers Essay

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In the movie, The Intern, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, Ben Whittaker is a 70-year old retired man who has lost all interest in his retirement and decides that he would like to get back in the business world. There happens to be a senior citizen internship opening at a local online retail business headed by a young woman by the name of Jules Ostin. Ben is an old school type of guy who enjoys wearing suits everyday and even carries a handkerchief in his pocket just in case a damsel in distress ever needs to wipe her tears. In the movie, Ben is a very popular person due to his ability to help out anybody who needs it and give great advice when asked. The person who Ben finds the hardest to become acquaint with is Jules Ostin, the owner of the business he is interning for.
Unlike Ben, Jules Ostin is someone who everybody tries to stay away from because they feel that she is too pushy and doesn’t want to be around anyone herself. Her only focus is her business, that of which she is being pressured to give away to someone more experienced. This makes her that much more edgy, as well as moody throughout the film. On top of all this mayhem, Jules ' stay at home husband, Matt, is perceived to have been having an affair, and Jules is doing nothing about in hopes that it is just a phase. From this we can see that Jules wants to have a normal life but her job is causing all sorts of problems making her a person that no one wants to be around, except for Ben…

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