Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are a pair of friends who also happen to be a fantastic sales team. The problem is that they sell paper products and unfortunately the digital industry has forced them into unemployment. In an effort to expand their capabilities, they apply to be interns at the mighty Google. What they realize upon arrival is that they are much older than the average fellow intern, tragically under-skilled and far less corporate than they should be. But what they thrive in doing that many of the young geniuses lack, is the ability to come together as a team.
What I Like About It
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn make such a fantastic team. I could literally watch them paired up any day, any time. Now, Jenna Anderson is not a fan of Vince Vaughn citing that he just isn’t funny. I on the other hand find him very, very amusing. Vince has this ability to go on these super intense monologues that are incredibly funny. He is so tall so he often maintains a level of leadership, however in The Internship, he is merely among wolves. These wolves are brilliant young people who are programmers, computer experts and social media masters. Vince plays a salesman who could sell ice to Eskimos. He is very much out of his element, but is always thinking, always working, always trying to motivate others. The other half of this dynamic duo is Owen Wilson, who is in my humble opinion, a perfect match to partner with Vince Vaughn. Owen has this incredibly mild manner to him, coming across as very calm, stoic and wise in many ways. And individually they are great, but combined they are gold.
The Internship is a look into the internet giant that is Google. Filmed partially in the actual Google headquarters, this gives the general public a brief glimpse into Google the company and how young, exciting and incredible the company really is. One of the seemingly top interns, Graham (Max Minghella), is a very, very good bad guy. He has that subtle accent, he’s brilliant, he’s in great shape, and he is very, very good at being very, very cruel. I would have loved to seen Owen especially just knock him out. Ultimately the team of outliers at first seem like they are never going to work together, but after they finally come together as a result of hi-jinks and hilarity, they do end up working together as one clever unit.
What I Didn’t Like About It
I wasn’t a fan about how Vince seemed to take the lead in The Internship. Granted, Owen had plenty of solo screen time while trying to swoon Rose Byrne’s character, however when he’s with Vince, it seems to me like Vince kind of generally takes the lead in most situations. It would have been nice to see Owen’s character have a few moments of taking the idea leads. I very, very much didn’t like Josh Brener’s character Lyle with his continuous need to “be cool” and act like he is trying to be cool when in reality, he’s completely obnoxious.
All in All
The Internship is a really funny comedy about older guys trying to rebuild a career in a successful company with very young people as their competition. These older guys help the younger kids loosen up and unify their talents. So many fantastic one liners, comedic moments, and people getting put in their place. This was a very enjoyable movie and I highly recommend it.