on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Some actors are revered for their skills, others for their box office. Robert DeNiro is one of the few who has gone from being an actor you had to see to one you’re better off missing simply because his goals changed. What was the last honest-to-goodness “DeNiro movie,” not counting the blip on the radar of Silver Linings Playbook? You probably have to go back to the 1990s. In The Intern, he’s paired with Anne Hathaway, who is his boss at a blossoming New York start-up. The Nancy Myers-written-and-directed generational tale is banking on you banking on its stars. There’s nothing particularly special about any of it, outside of the notion that with all the new business models you read about, sometimes experience is still the best teacher. OK, fine. The Intern is designed to be safe and harmless, which used to be the antithesis of Robert DeNiro.