Coming to DVD from director Shawn Levy and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the story of technology with THE INTERNSHIP.
This film tells the story of Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson), two middle aged men suddenly outsourced from their sales job. In a moment of sleeplessness, Billy applies for internships at Google.
It doesn’t take but a hot minute for Billy and Nick to realize that getting the job at Google is going to require more than their fast talk. But, manager Lile (Josh Brener) sees something in these guys that could benefit their group, which includes Stuart (Dylan O’Brien), Neha (Tya Sircar) and YoYo.
Learning such things as codes and programming Nick jumps right in. Finding he might actually be good at it and chase Dana (Rose Byrne), also a manager at Google. Billy is a little looser and dazzles like a kid in a candy store with everything Google has to offer.
But keeping an eye on them is Mr. Chetty (Aasif Mandvi) who will help choose the winning interns. With each challenge the group grows closer together until the age gap that kept them apart in the beginning is the same gap that brings them together in the end!
FINAL WORD: Vaughn has got the role of a screw up down pat. As Billy he wants to be the big talking closer of deals. Google doesn’t exactly fit him at first. Seeing the character change is good but the predictability of it kind of squashes it a little for me.
Wilson has the role of “guy gets girl” down pat pretty well too. As Nick he gets to be charming, witty and smart. There are moments where he is very funny, which saves the storyline from getting too stale.
Brener as Lile is very funny and endearing as the manager with a verbal repertoire that is dizzying! O’Brien as the self involved Stuart has a nice turn around, YoYo is hilarious! Sicar as Neha is very cute and full of insecurities.
Byrne as Dana gets a chance to play hard to get and laying it on thick with her Australian accent. This is quite a different character than BRIDESMAIDS.
Other cast include: Josh Gad as Headphones, Bruno Amato as Sal, JoAnna Swisher as Megan, Jessica Szohr as Marielena, Max Minghella and John Goodman.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give THE INTERNSHIP three tubs of popcorn out of five. Keeping the comedy’s head just above water is the moments of funny that are actually funny! The downside is that this is becoming the Wilson and Vaughn repeat show with one guy being the screw-up and the other guy getting the girl. Hmmmm…sounds like WEDDING CRASHERS.
This also seems like one heck of a plug for Google. I would absolutely expect their intern applications to double this next year. I mean seriously, if all that is true, and I have no reason to doubt that it isn’t, then I WANT A NAP POD!
The DVD includes audio commentary by director Shawn Levy, deleted scenes and “Any Given Monday”. The set includes a blu-ray and a digital copy to watch on any tv, computer, tablet or smartphone making it easier to share the laughs!
The 70’s and 80’s references were funny, for me at least, especially the youngsters in the crowd had no idea what was being referred too – neither did the characters on the screen. That makes it interesting in that there will be some who get those references because of the age group and when the kids are all tech-talk there will be some who get those references as well. So basically there is something for everyone to laugh about.
In the end – hiring them was a brilliant mistake!
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