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The Internship

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Shawn Levy
  • 114 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. After losing their jobs, two middle-aged salesmen try to make it as interns at Google HQ where they must compete against more technically skilled and younger applicants for a job.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn made a winning double act in Wedding Crashers, but, eight years later, they're just going through the motions in director Shawn Levy's clunky work culture-clash comedy. They play a pair of old-school salesmen who are forced to seek greener pastures after being made redundant. Google HQ in California turns out to be that garden paradise, in a film that, disturbingly, plays like a recruitment video for a cult with a Zen-like philosophy of interconnectedness. Wilson and Vaughn and their fellow (much younger) interns must compete for a job by taking part in a random and increasingly tedious series of challenges. And while the Harry Potter-loving whizz kids get their kicks playing a game of Quidditch, it falls to the older guys to show them how to have some real fun. Sadly, this feel-good factor doesn't translate to the audience. Levy's film may boast a hi-tech backdrop, but it's an old banger of a comedy, with Vaughn's mile-a-minute spiel especially rusty and Wilson looking too meditative throughout.

Credits

Cast

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Billy McMahonVince Vaughn
Nick CampbellOwen Wilson
DanaRose Byrne
Graham HawtreyMax Minghella
Mr ChettyAasif Mandvi
LyleJosh Brener
StuartDylan O'Brien (1)
Yo-Yo SantosTobit Raphael
NehaTiya Sircar
MarielenaJessica Szohr
Mattress salesmanWill Ferrell
Billy and Nick's bossJohn Goodman

Crew

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DirectorShawn Levy

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2013-06-28
Languages
English | Tagalog | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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