One thing that I'm so thankful for is my library. I didn't use the local library much while I was teaching and I only occasionally used the school's library. But I have really started to take advantage of the benefits of FREE (okay, not really free since I pay taxes, but....) movies and books. Our library is great and I can get just about any movie or book, even if my library doesn't have it, via inter-library loans.
This past week, I got to watch the movie The Intern starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro and it was fantastic. I had heard about this movie a little while before, but since we rarely go to movies or rent, if it isn't on Netflix or at the library, I don't see it. Luckily, my library was able to get it from another library so that I could watch it.
The movie is about an older man (De Niro) who is tired of retirement. He has taken classes and traveled, but with his wife being deceased, he needs something to fill his days. He stumbles upon a flyer for a fashion company seeking senior [citizen] interns. Hathaway's character is the CEO of this start-up company. She is closed off and overwhelmed by the stresses of running a hugely successful fashion start-up. After a reluctant start, Hathaway's character finds friendship and wisdom from her senior intern.
If you are looking for a film that leaves you with a smile on your face this weekend, I highly recommend watching The Intern.