‘The Intern’ plays like ‘Driving Miss Texty’ (Our grade: B-)

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in "The Intern." (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC)

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in “The Intern.” (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

Nicely acted by Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, the artificial sweetener titled “The Intern” has its bright spots but is practically blinded by its own privileged perspective of life among the landed gentry of Brooklyn.

It’s not fair to single out the writer-director, Nancy Meyers, whose better work includes “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated,” for making high-end escapist fantasies about a certain socioeconomic strata. Most Hollywood products work the same way. But this is a particularly frustrating case, because Meyers’ latest has many good lines, and good laughs, and even entire good scenes.

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