Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Dylan O’Brien, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad, Jessica Szohr, Rob Riglle, Eric Andre
Directed by Shawn Levy
Run Time: 119 mins
3 frames out of 5
Opens June 7th
By Lisa Minzey of The Reel Critic.com
Another film opening this week is the comedy “The Internship” reuniting “Wedding Crashers” co-stars Own Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Can the two capture the magic of the aforementioned films or has too much time passed between films, trying to pass the same old shtick with a new audience?
Watch salesmen Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) find out in a most awkward way that they no longer have a job. One of their largest clients informs them that their company has folded, and they are now unemployed.
Unsure where to turn, as their skill set has not kept up with the technological boom, Billy figures out a way for he and Nick to apply for an internship at Google. They figure the best way to get the job is to fake it until you make it, right? That line of thinking may work in sales, but in the world of technology, the people at Google run circles around these two.
Nor are they at a disadvantage due to their lack of knowledge, their age is about two decades more than most of the applicants in the room. The internship at Google is a challenge. Whichever team wins the most challenges at the end of the summer will win jobs at Google. Sounds easy enough to Billy and Nick but the lack of social skills and animosity the teammates have towards the men. Will they be able to break through to the teammates, win them over and win the jobs or will Nick and Billy be back on the unemployment line when it’s over?
If you’re expecting a zany comedy like Wedding Crashers, sorry to disappoint, but the comedy has matured some since the last teaming of Vaughn & Wilson. It takes a long time for this film to build momentum and find its ground, but halfway through the second act, the plot actually is pretty fun to watch. What is nice about the film as it touches on so many demographics from the elderly, the college age, the single working woman, the unemployed, the middle aged person who is trying to grasp the technology integration into every facet of life, it’s all there. The message of the film has a lot of heart if you stick with it long enough to get to that point. It’s worth seeing once just to see how amazing the Google campus is up in Northern California. What a cool place to work! Check out “The Internship” when it opens in theaters starting Friday June 7, 2013.