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The World Premiere of the Intern Movie at Ziegfeld Theater in New York

Ever wondered what a fancy world premiere looks like? Here is a brief account of the world premiere of the Intern movie for all of us movie-lovers!

Level: B1 and above

Skills: reading comprehension, vocabulary

What it was like to attend the star-studded world premiere of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro’s new must-see movie, ‘The Intern’

original article by Alyson Shontell/Business Insider UK

abridged and annotated version


The world premiere of Nancy Meyers’ “The Intern” was Monday night at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, “The Intern” is about a startup founder, Jules, who builds a rocketship e-commerce company. Her company launches a new program inviting people over the age of 65 to apply for a six-week internship.

De Niro plays a 70-year-old widower who no longer enjoys retirement. He applies to the internship and gets assigned to work directly for Jules (Hathaway), who initially wants nothing to do with him.

But as Jules faces increasing pressure both at work and with her marriage, she begins to lean on De Niro and the pair build a strong friendship.

“The Intern” delivers a feel-good plot that people across generations can relate to. It even gets the startup facts right. About The Fit is an 18-month-old Brooklyn startup that seems to model itself after real-life e-commerce companies Nasty Gal and Gilt Groupe. And, like many startup founders, Jules finds her venture capitalists are tough to deal with. Her biggest issues arise when her investors encourage her to hire a more experienced CEO which, as Hathaway’s character accurately notes, is an issue both Gilt Groupe’s founder and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faced.

De Niro and Hathaway nail their performances and had the entire Ziegfeld crowd (which included Mariah Carey and Sting) rolling with laughter, hooting and hollering — particularly during a scene where Hathaway’s interns have to break into her mother’s home to delete an email Jules accidentally sent.

Other scenes were sentimental tear-jerkers. Nearly all the conflicts in the movie resolve themselves in the end, tying everything up in a nice little bow for viewers.

To sum it up in one word, “The Intern” is cute. You can see it in theaters beginning on Thursday, September 24.

Read the full story & see the pictures in the Business Insider


Build your Vocabulary with Words that go together – How many word partnerships do you remember from the article? Fill in the gaps based on the article.

The world ………………..of the movie “Intern” was on September 21.

The story is about startup ………………… Jules who  is in trouble both at work and at home.

Jules built a successful ……………………….e-commerce company in a year and a half.

Jules and her experienced intern build a ……………………..friendship.

The story has a ……………………….plot which can leave people who watch it feeling good about life.

Some of the scenes are sentimental ………………………….., but that nearly all the conflicts resolve themselves in the end.



build a strong friendship = to become very good friends

founder = someone who starts a company or organization

to found, founded, founded  (verb) = to start a company or organization See this post for more on this verb

get assigned to do something = to have to do something as part of one’s job

holler (verb) = to shout loudly

hoot (verb) = make a loud noise, holler

investor = someone who gives money to support someone else’s company

a rocketship company = a company that is a fast success

roll with laughter = to laugh very hard

startup = a new company, often a new Internet company

a tear-jerker = a sentimental movie/book/play that makes you cry

tough to deal with = difficult (person, thing)



world premiere / startup founder / rocketship e-commerce company / strong friendship / feel-good plot / sentimental tear-jerker


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