The Internship (2013)
Running Time: 119 minutes
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Josh Brener
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) made a career in sales when it all comes crashing down when the digital world begin to take over. Trying to prove they can defy the odds, they try their luck by applying for an internship at Google, alongside a group of bright college students who’s fighting for a job at Google. After their acceptance, they now have to face the group of tech-savvy geniuses to earn a place in the company.
Like a lot of other feel-good film, I watched the film without much expectation from it, but by the end of it, I found myself surprisingly excited and cheering for the main characters as they fight against the other teams to secure a place in the company. The storyline was motivating, cheesy yet not too cheesy that it makes you cringe, and did not made the film feel “cheap” or vulgar with the exception of one scene which I thought was a tad too long and unnecessary. The lead actors, Wilson and Vaughn were a good combination as proven on Wedding Crashers, and they were supported with a good company of younger actors – Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Dylan O’Brien, Tiya Sircar, and Tobit Raphael. In addition, the scenes that showed Google’s working place really created the vibe that the workplace is different and fun, and in some ways desirable which really helped boost the storyline.
Overall, if you’re a fan of Vince Vaughn or Owen Wilson’s films, this is definitely one not to be missed, or if you’re looking for a feel-good movie, this is definitely one of them. All in all, a great film, hilarious, and in ways very much applicable to today’s world.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10