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Rated PG-13 · 121 min. · 2015


Writer-director Nancy Meyers controls every aspect of the manicured luxury in her films, down to personally filling each table with flowers. It’s easy to see Meyers in Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), who is so committed to her company that she travels to its shipping warehouse to ensure the tissue paper in packages is folded just so. Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a genial widower searching for meaning in life beyond tai chi and Starbucks, becomes Jules’ intern at her Brooklyn fashion start-up. Mutual intergenerational life lessons ensue, leavened with tiny blips of comedy and drama. Things unfold pleasantly as gentle Ben wins over spiky Jules, and their budding friendship balances the schmaltzy humor (the eldery lack tech skills!) clogging the script. In the end, everyone gets what he or she needs. There is a bigger, better story about the trials of working mothers and the loneliness of aging bubbling under the vanilla-and-cashmere surface, but if you seek Meyers’ particular brand of comfort rather than complexity, the film satisfies completely.

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Director: Nancy Meyers
Writer: Nancy Meyers
Producer: Nancy Meyers and Suzanne Farwel
Cast: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Adam Devine, Andrew Rannells, Linda Lavin, Christina Scherer, Celia Weston and JoJo Kushner


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