Conclusion: The Internship proves that Google is a fun but demanding workplace. We learn that a college degree no longer guarantees employment to the youth of today and that muggles can play Quidditch. This film is not nearly as funny as Wedding Crashers , but if you are a fan of Vaughn and Wilson – you will probably enjoy this too. Aside from a trip to a strip club, the unrated version of this film is very tame.
Excerpt: Two salesmen, Billy (Vince Vaughn, Dodgeball ) and Nick (Owen Wilson, Shanghai Noon ) have carved out a serviceable living slinging watches. But when their company unexpectedly closes, they're professionally rudderless. In hopes of charting a new course to long-term financial stability, they apply to be interns at Google and miraculously make the cut, despite lying on their resumes and coming across as barely functional troglodytes during their interviews.
Excerpt: It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were last seen on-screen together. The two actors have done plenty of roles since 2005′s Wedding Crashers , but for whatever reason it took them a good eight years to star together in another film. The Internship not only failed to bring in the big box office receipts of Wedding Crashers , but was widely panned by most critics. Did it deserve such a fate? I’d have to say no.
Summary: Though The Internship may not go down as the most memorable film in Hollywood history, it still is worth giving a shot on Redbox or Netflix. There’s something about the chemistry between Wilson and Vaughn that makes it nearly impossible to not be left in your recliner or love seat grinning.
Excerpt: Google hires the brightest technological minds they can find. They search for a new generation of student, bred on HTML and CSS which build the backbone of the internet. Those people are thinkers. Chances are they’re piss poor Quidditch players. Yes, Quidditch, the broomstick-between-your-legs fantasy game created for the wizarding wonder of Harry Potter . Internship would like to prove stereotypes wrong.
Conclusion: The Internship is an attempt from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson to reclaim the magic that they realized with Wedding Crashers . While there are glimpses of that over the course of the film, it feels like the two people most vital to the success of The Internship do not want to be part of it. Technically, the disc is decent but unspectacular as on the bonus material side of things.
Conclusion: 'The Internship' is a dull comedy with great talent. It's a by the books film with no real life to it. The video presentation is top notch, while the audio sounds decent enough. The extras are about average here too. It's not the best film, but some of you might enjoy it. I'd rent this well before even considering a purchase.
Summary: One almost has to giggle at the irony inherent in The Internship with regard to Google's well publicized ability to tailor ads for specific people via its technologies like AdSense. This too long and not funny enough supposed comedy deals with two misfit guys, maybe not exactly "middle aged" (as euphemistic as that term is, typically) but getting close to it anyway, who are fired from their sales jobs and through a series of too long and not funny enough machinations end...