We follow the story of a widowed 70 year old named Ben (Robert DeNiro). He's getting bored of retirement, doing the same old thing day in and day out. That's when he finds a flyer advertising a senior intern program at an online clothes shop. Despite knowing next to nothing about technology, he applies, and surprise, surprise.... he makes it. He's assigned to be an intern for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the company's founder and current CEO, but she's not awfully fond of the idea of an intern program, let alone a senior intern program. But he sticks around, helping out until she finds him something to do.... and that's our movie. That's it. He does intern-y things for her, gets close with her personal life, they start to get along and that's it.
One good thing about this movie, however, are the performances from DeNiro and Hathaway. Their chemistry is fantastic, really bringing their performances to life. The characters themselves are ones you've seen in seven thousand (give or take) other movies, but this doesn't stop the performances from being as good as they are. DeNiro brings humour to everything, as well as a certain lovability. The Intern is definitely a likeable movie. It's just not a good one.
When we finally get to the third act after a tiresome first two, I didn't find myself at all invested in the story at hand. It's repetitive, unoriginal and incorporates way too many irrelevant plots. It runs out of steam.... big time. So much so that the final few minutes doesn't seem to really care about these characters whatsoever. The relationships built up to this point are thrown out the window, characters occasionally referenced in passing, but nothing really being wrapped up. Experience may never get old, but this film certainly did.