Nancy Meyers returns after six years with The Intern
It's been six years since we last had a chick flick from Nancy Meyers.
The writer-director, who broke out in 1980's Private Benjamin - where she received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay - has built a career making feel-good films that often celebrates women.
Her latest, The Intern, isn't any different, though it's a departure from the 65-year-old's usual romantic comedies.
Written and directed by Meyers, The Intern revolves around Anne Hathaway's Jules Ostin, a young career woman who found success through her online fashion site.
Stressed and overworked, Jules learns some life lessons from Robert De Niro's Ben Whittaker, a retiree who snags a senior citizen-specific internship in her firm.
The Intern was originally supposed to star Tina Fey and Michael Caine, then later Reese Witherspoon and De Niro. Scheduling conflicts saw Witherspoon bail on the comedy. Hathaway later stepped in to fill the lead role.
Before you head to the cinemas for The Intern, which opens here Sept 24, here's a look at Meyer's earlier works.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Jack Nicholson seldom does rom-coms, but when he does, he hits it out of the park.
Of course, he has the great Diane Keaton with him, and both make really good music together.
The story is pretty straightforward: a senior (Nicholson) only dates younger women until he meets a formidable woman (Keaton) of his age. Sparks fly, and the rom-com is a winner.
What Women Want (2000)
This comedy coasts on Mel Gibson's charisma, comic timing and sex appeal.
What Women Want saw the Australian star play a slick, alpha male advertising executive who gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking after a freak accident. Helen Hunt plays his love interest.
A tad on the fluffy side, but the movie was a fun outing.
To date, it's Meyers' commercially most successful film, making US$374 million at the box office worldwide.
Parent Trap (1998)
Remember when Lindsay Lohan was cute, sweet, and talented?
Yes, those days did exist and she was a reason why The Parent Trap was a hit.
This remake of the 1961 original sees Lohan, then 12 years old, playing identical twins who are accidentally reunited at summer camp after being separated at birth. Both girls devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately, reunite their mom and dad.
It's Complicated (2009)
What do you get when you put Meryl Streep in the same room as Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin?
Quite a lot of madcap spontaneity, as the veterans ham it out for Meyers' last movie before she took her six-year hiatus.
Streep's Jane is a divorcee who's in a romance with Martin's Adam. Her relationship with ex-husband Jake (Baldwin) goes from amicable to complicated when an innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable -- an affair. With Jake already remarried, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman.
The plot wasn't all that original or fantastic, but the veteran actors' impeccable chemistry were able to bring out the laughs.
The Holiday (2006)
Meyers never fails to attract A-listers to star in her films.
The Holiday boasts a stellar cast of Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black.
After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) agree to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home.
The ladies each meet a local guy and fall in love.
The Holiday may come across cliché but it's one for the die-hard romantics.
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