Just what in the hell happened to Robert DeNiro’s career?
Gone are the days of Jake LaMotta, Travis Bickle, Jimmy Conway and Sam Rothstein replaced with benign one dimensional characters like the one seen here in Nancy Meyer’s new film “The Intern”. I haven’t seen the film yet and unless I’m kidnapped by meth addicted Anne Hathaway enthusiasts opening day I won’t, but the trailer tells a harrowing tale indeed.
Without further ado here are the Top 5 most cringeworthy moments in the trailer for “The Intern”.
1. This eyebrow thing.
Hey, Bobby, your left eyebrow called, it wants to move at the same time as your right!
2. This eye thing.
What’s happening here?
In the trailer it’s set up that Anne Hathaway’s character (his boss) “doesn’t like blinking” for some reason. So of course this bumbling idiot can’t help but blink incessantly.
I imagine DeNiro on set saying “You think we got enough of the blinking?” and the director insisting on more. “MORE, Bobby, More! They’re going to eat this blinking up!”
3. This adorable fistbump.
If it’s one thing men of a certain age aren’t good at, it’s fistbumping. Tying a tie, investing in a good 401k, voting Republican; these are all things middle aged men do well. But put a fist in front of them and they are confounded. It is their five fingered Waterloo.
4. This groping.
Who hasn’t gotten a too-intimate massage from Renee Russo while on an internship? Russo is the Slick Willy of the New York generic office jet set.
5. What’s Black and White and Covers Boners?
And then finally the coup de grace. Check out this little nugget where one of Bobby D’s intern cohorts hands him a newspaper to fulfill print media’s last useful contribution to society: covering inappropriate office boners.