The lady-boss torch passes from Meryl Streep to Anne Hathaway in writer-director Nancy Meyers’ “The Intern,” a comedy about a woman in charge who isn’t afraid to lean in — but also knows when to listen to other perspectives.
Hathaway’s Jules is the founder of an ultra-successful tech company who’s threatened to be replaced by investors who want someone more experienced in business in her CEO seat. Robert De Niro comes on board initially as an intern, but proves himself a pillar of emotional support to Jules — and will probably become a financial adviser to her as well.
“The Intern” looks like Meyers’ opportunity to goof on start-up culture (there’s a randy company masseusse) and moan about the beta-maleness of millennial men (though Hathaway’s probably the only Gen Y woman still lusting after Jack Nicholson).
“The Intern” opens September 25.