It was about a year ago when I first saw images of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Nero practicing Tai Chi in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I was excited to learn they were filming a movie called The Intern 2015 and it would contain scenes of Tai Chi! Not only do I get to see how Tai Chi is portrayed in the movie but it has a chance to expose more people to the art because of the stars involved.
William C.C. Chen had taught my longtime Tai Chi teacher so there was even more of a connection.
This past weekend I went to see the movie The Intern directed by Nancy Meyers. Being a fan of both Robert De Nero and Anne Hathaway I knew I would like this movie. The Intern was a story that very well could happen in today’s modern world.
Robert De Nero and Anne Hathaway had great onscreen chemistry and I could see them starring in "The Intern 2" or something else together in the future. Robert De Nero’s character was very calm, grounded and likable, it was just icing on the cake that his character Ben was a practitioner of Tai Chi. It was interesting to see through film editing that only some of the most interesting movements were shown and in no particular form sequence. Even though the Tai Chi scenes were very short I really liked how the director portrayed Tai Chi in this film. It was shown in a positive way and I would recommend this movie to everyone. I enjoyed "The Intern".