Check out The Intern.
Nancy Meyers' films (The Holiday, It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, Private Benjamin) are so admirably consistent in tone, laughs and good vibe takeaway that audiences can always expect a good time. The only surprise I have to tell you is that this is one of her best.
The story is a little tighter. The silliness is kept to a minimum. And the kitchens are (spoiler alert) normal.
Having the precocious Anne Hathaway play a precocious founder of an online clothing company, who is coming to terms with her faults, was brilliant. It may be the first time I rooted for one of her characters. DeNiro, of course, plays the "senior intern" with ease. Thankfully, this is the nuanced, subdued Silver Linings Playbook DeNiro and not the Little Fockers one.
It's a light comedy, but it has a lot to say about life, relationships, ageism and second chances. I think it will play heavily on cable for years.
Simply put: Gray is the new green; it will be a hit. Plus, I expect hankerchiefs will come back in style.
Award potential: It's not Annie Hall, and it's not trying to be. There may be a place in the Golden Globes.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.