The Internship (2013) Movie Review
Released : June 7th, 2013
Reviewed : June 11th, 2013
Genre : Comedy
Story (from IMDB) : Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
The Internship is Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s return to the screen together since Wedding Crashers. With their new movie being geared more towards a all ages crowd rather than a raunchy R rated comedy I am happy to say that this one does just fine for itself.
The Internship follows Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) as sales men who after losing their jobs selling watches soon have to find a new job. Being older however with limited skill bases Nick finds a internship possibility at Google. After getting accepted however they realize they will be teamed up in a competition against the best of the best for a dream job with Google. It isn’t a entirely original story but given the modern twist with Google it works well. It gives the story the set pieces and scenarios needed to not only provide jokes but set up some good scenes as well. Though as the story progresses it gets extremely predictable and hits most cliches in the book. The cliches don’t only apply to the story moments as most of the “geek” characters are pretty textbooks examples along with the fact that they never let you forget for a single second that the movie is about Google.
Cast wise the movie does great. With most of the cast (other than Wilson. Vaughn, and Rose Byrne) aren’t big A listers they do their parts very well. As expected Wilson and Vaughn have great on screen chemistry with each other. Rose Byrne as Dana the administrator does a good job providing some good scenes with Wilson. The cast of students that would with Wilson and Vaughn played by Max Minghella (Graham), Josh Brener (Lyle) , Dylan O’Brien (Stuart) , Tiya Sircar (Neha) , and Tobit Raphael (Yo-Yo Santos) all work off of each other great. Each of them have such different personalities that when a joke is set up they can each play it off in a unique way based off of how each character varies from another. Aasif Mandvi as Mr. Chetty though is a scene stealer. His lines are the ones you will remember most after viewing the film.
With many humorous moments, a great cast for what the film is, and a decent enough story that helps push the film forward The Internship turned out to be a much better than expected summer comedy. It still shows that both Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson still have it in them.