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The Intern Discussion Guide

Sat 14 Jan 2017
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Retirement has not been completely satisfying for Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro). As a retired widower, he misses his wife and desires to be reconnected to his previous life in the working world. Those connections with people and that feeling of accomplishment and purpose that drove him to get out of bed each day. At 70 years of age, he is given a new lease on life with a ‘Seniors intern programme’ at an on-line fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Ben comes to realise that somethings have changed in the workplace in the short time he has been out of the work force, but many things are the same. He is to be mentored by Jules while he is trying to find his place in this fast pace, high-tech world, but eventually realises he is there to help this young entrepreneur in finding her place in the tough world of fashion and business.

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