The Intern Movie Analysis

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Many Hollywood movies attempt to correctly reflect research and real life scenarios. But the many decide to ignore research and real life in order to go for the entertainment value and thrill. Thankfully, there are a few that do choose reality over dramatism. The Intern written and directed by Nancy Meyers is one of those rare films. Striving to show realness, the film shows the struggles and triumphs of relatable characters. Viewers watch real life scenarios take place such as retirement struggles, being cheated on and finding a balance between work and home. But also are able to believe that the film is accurate when it portrays controversial issues such as sexism and retirement options. The Intern addresses sexism in the workplace along …show more content…
Ben is a retired phone book executive who is bored in retirement. In order to fill the void Ben enters a senior citizen internship program at a growing online clothing company, About the Fit. There Ben meets Jules who created the company. Jules started the company in her kitchen and helps create it into a 250 person company in only eighteen months. Immediately, Ben is amazed by the creativity and leadership of Jules.Consequently, Ben becomes close with Jules and the younger employees. Pressured by investors Jules must find a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for the developing company because they believe that she is not capable of handling the position. However, at the end of the movie Ben convinces Jules not to hire a CEO and run the company herself because no one else can continue her vision for the …show more content…
This is shown in the movie when investors overlook Jules for CEO. Claiming Jules is too inexperienced for the position they ask her to hire someone for the position from multiple options. All the options given to Jules are men (Farwell & Meyers , 2015). Leading viewers to believe it was because Jules was a woman and the investors want a man would be a better leader. After all, the only explanation given is that Jules lacks experience, but that did not stop Mark Zuckerberg. Also, only men options demonstrates the underrepresentation of women in top positions. Likewise, Jules does not possess the masculine qualities assiociated with a good leader. Instead people see her as an atypical leader because she is caring and hands on but also because she is a woman. Jules must prove herself worthy of the CEO position. For example, Jules proves herself when the warehouse has an issue and she shows workers how to better fold clothes for packaging. In addition, Jules stays later than any other employee almost every day. (Farwell & Meyers , 2015). If Jules was a man the investors would see her as a great and innovative leader but being a woman she needs to prove herself as a leader. The film is accurate in demonstrating the research on workplace sexism and no additions would improve the depiction. Likewise, the research done on career extension is also correctly depicted in the

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