The Internship delivers on the laughs that are always associated with a Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie. Our story here is two seasoned salesmen who find out from a customer, not their boss who is played by John Goodman, that the company they work for is closing it’s doors for good. So what do they do? They enroll at an online College and then apply for an Internship with Google. When you take a real company that is used by so many people in various forms and functional factors (I’m in IT, does it show??) you can ground the story in some reality that should make you want to care about Billy and Nick’s (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) story. It’s called using familiarity to force a connection between the story and the audience.
This could have easily been called We Love You Google! as the love of all that is Google is the backbone of the story. Not only is the setting at Google’s California campus but we get a lot of “Google-ing” throughout the movie with events taking place around applications and services that Google has to offer WHILE also dealing with Nick and Billy’s interactions and integrations with the rest of the new Interns. It’s a good premiss on paper and it’s a good execution on screen and it does make you wonder who – Director Shawn Levy, writer Jared Stern, and Vince Vaughn is also has writing credits with the screenplay – if not all of them must have stock in Google.
So what did I think of The Internship? My thoughts are after the break.
Grade: 3 out of 5 stars [Read more…]