Robert De Niro

The Intern (2015)

The-Intern

The Intern (2015)

Director:

Nancy Meyers

Starring:

Robert De Niro

Anne Hathaway

Rene Russo

Plot:

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.

Review:

This movie didn’t need to be two hours long. It was super cute and I liked it but

***SPOILERS***

the whole cheating husband bit could have been left out. It was stupid and lowered my opinion of the movie. It wasn’t necessary.

Loved De Niro, loved Hathaway, fucking hated the ending. It was such a bullshit non ending.

“Hey Ben I’ve got something to tell you.”

“Wait until this is over.”

What is that?

I could be really insulting right now, cause I’m pissed, I liked the movie up until then, but I’m just not going to say anything else.

3/5

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Stardust (2007)

Stardust

Stardust (2007)

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Starring:

Charlie Cox

Claire Danes

Sienna Miller

Michelle Pfeiffer

Robert De Niro

Plot:

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Review:

I remember when this movie came out. Not because of a trailer or poster or any kind of advertising, but because the $1.50 theater I worked at got it. That’s the only reason I knew it existed. I have no idea what the marketing department was doing with this one, but they really dropped the ball.

Amazing cast, stellar source material, and a great movie. It’s one of those movies I’ve watched so many times that I sometimes use it to fall asleep to, because I can close my eyes and see the story in my mind. Love it.

Even now as I scan the IMDB page the order of cast is crazy. Charlie Cox and Claire Danes are main characters but so is Michelle Pfeiffer and she is way down there. It’s just bizarre. At least she made the poster.

Anyway, it’s a beautiful, fanciful story that I highly recommend.

5/5

Side note- That dorky looking dude in the pic above is now Daredevil.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Director:

David O. Russell

Starring:

Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence

Robert De Niro

Plot:

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Review:

So this was one of the top movies Netflix had recommended for romance and I haven’t seen it, so I figured why not.

Not a very romantic opening. Bradley Cooper’s character is bipolar and doesn’t want to take his meds. He’s a bit crazy with moments of way too crazy. Tiffany, Jennifer Lawrence, is also messed up. Her cop husband has died and she has fallen back into bad habits. Slutty habits. She really just needs someone to love her for her and not for her wild sexy behavior.

After it’s clearly explained that they’re both fucked up, Tiffany says she’ll only give his ex-wife a letter if he dances with her. Naturally.

When they finally dance I had my fingers in my ears and I was humming because it was just too much tension for me. In the end their crazies meld and everyone was happy.

This was not the type of romance I was looking for, and the beginning was a bit rough for me to get through, but I liked the ending. I guess I’m just not cultured enough to like Oscar winners.

3/5

Grudge Match (2013)

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Director:

Peter Segal

Starring:

Sylvester Stallone

Robert De Niro

Kim Basinger

Kevin Hart

Plot:

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 30 years after their last match.

Review:

This movies was… honestly right after I finished watching it I started to forget it. I remember the story and who was in it but the movie was just sort of eh. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good. It was just there.

I thought Kevin Hart’s part would be bigger based on the trailers. I hadn’t even realized Kim Basinger was in it until she showed up.

I watched this shortly after watching Rocky, so I got the Rocky references.

It was a solid 3 star movie.

3/5

The Family (2013)

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Director:

Luc Besson

Starring:

Robert De Niro

Michelle Pfeiffer

Tommy Lee Jones

Plot:

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Review:

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Possibly because I went into it not expecting much. De Niro showed how many different ways you can say the word fuck, and the many meanings it can have. Tommy Lee Jones wasn’t in it very much which is really a shame because he’s a great actor and I love him in pretty much everything. The makeup people did a very good job of making Pfeiffer look older and rougher around the edges, which is kind of sad because she’s a beautiful woman.

Normally I would give this movie a solid 3 stars but I bumped it up to 3.5 because of the surprise enjoyment factor.

3.5/5