If you put aside the fact that this film is basically one massive ad for Google, The Internship is a surprisingly fun way to spend 100 minutes.
Former wedding crashers Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are back, starring in director Shawn Levy’s The Internship.
The pair plays a couple of great salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) who are fired by their boss due to more things heading online, thanks to the digital age.
Billy comes up with a ‘solution’ and they both apply for an internship at Google and get in, despite not being technologically adapt and on the older side of things.
It’s here at Google that they form a team with a leftover group of nerds and find themselves competing together to win a position at Google.
Max Minghella as the group’s nemesis is funny but predictable, as is the plot at times.
Wilson and Vaughn (who also co-wrote and co-produced the film) have fantastic chemistry and their 80s references and hilarious ramblings, which sometimes go for way too long, make the film enjoyable.
There is something for older and younger generations in this film, with the constant barrage of references to sitcoms, people and music that both generations don’t know about the other.
One unnecessary part of the plot, however, has to be the romantic relationship between Nick and a hardworking colleague (Rose Byrne).
Despite the product placement and the film’s predictability, The Internship is an enjoyable movie thanks mainly to the on-screen chemistry of Wilson and Vaughn.
Bonus: I’d highly recommend sticking around for the ending credits; they’re very smartly done and the most interesting ones I have seen in a while.
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