Hitting all the clichés humorously, I identified with Ben (De Niro) the senior citizen, who initially was naive when it came to technology and social networking. And, like Ben, I too have years of wisdom and professional experience to offer the younger tech-savvy generation, many of whom have no clue as to the bigger picture of life.
I love Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. And I wanted very much to love this movie. Don’t get me wrong, the movie (written and directed by Nancy Meyers) was sweet, engaging, and had some funny moments. However, some of the situations were simply not believable (a scene where Ben and his fellow interns break in to Jules’ mother’s home to delete a message on her computer that Jules accidentally sent to her; another when the in-house “Company Masseuse” (Rene Russo) gives Ben a neck and back massage), and the only conflict was when Jules’ discovered that her husband Matt, who set aside his career to be the stay-at-home parent, was having an affair (he immediately ended and apologized for).
My biggest problem with this movie was that the characters were too perfect to be real, but as I said, they were enjoyable to watch.