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: 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 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.
Conclusion: High concept only takes The Internship so far, and unfortunately that's not far enough. This film is so resolutely rut bound it almost defies description. Vaughn and Wilson make an extremely appealing star duo, and many of the supporting cast turn in nicely colorful performances, but the screenplay is just a mass of clichés without a gut busting punchline anywhere to be found.
Excerpt: Any time a film is made on the headquarters of a large company, relying on their cooperation, it's inevitable that the finished product plays at least somewhat like an advertisement. Such is the case, mildly, with Shawn Levy's occasionally uproarious, warm-hearted The Internship , a comedy set in Google's Silicon Valley headquarters. But putting aside the guided tours the movie gives us of the quirkiest attributes (slides! Nap pods!