Bill C’s Review 2.5 out of 5
The Internship is a re-teaming of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson from the very funny 2005 movie Wedding Crasher’s. Vaughn and Wilson still have undeniable chemistry and this film has a lot of funny moments but I was hoping for something that approached Wedding Crashers in quality. They try, but fail to reach the comedic level or the emotive relationships between. the key characters of their earlier collaboration. This movie is also a lot tamer than Wedding Crashers.
This movie stretched for a premise in having their characters be two middle aged, recently unemployed that convince the powers that be at Google to give them a shot in their intern program. Google gets a lot of free publicity and I guess the idea was to make Google look good. Having interns compete in teams for jobs (only members of the winning team get jobs) by tasks such as a game of Qidditch seemed stupid (and then Vaughn and Wilson becoming computer whizzes able to compete with the best and the brightest seemed stupider).
I think if I didn’t have such high expectations due to Wedding Crashers I might have liked this more. If you’re a real fan of theirs you should still consider this. It’s not bad, just not really good and overall I was disappointed.