The Internship DVD|
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson portray out of work -- and out of luck -- salesmen who after finagling internships at Google, must compete with candidates half as old and twice as smart, for highly-coveted positions at the internet giant.from£4.19 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world Trying to prove they are not obsolete they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google along with a battalion of brilliant college students But gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention Actors Vince Vaughn Owen Wilson Rose Byrne Aasif Mandvi & Max Minghella Director Shawn Levy Certificate 15 years and over Year 2013 Languages English
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star in this comedy about two former salesmen blagging their way onto an internship at Google. Never having managed to come to grips with the digital age, old-school salesmen Billy and Nick (Vaughn and Wilson) are left high and dry when their employer suddenly decides to call it a day. Staking everything on one last throw of the dice, the pair, defying all the odds, somehow manage to get themselves accepted onto a coveted internship at tech giants Google. But just when they think that they've finally cracked it, the cerebrally-challenged duo realise that in order to land the job of their dreams, they're going to have to use every trick in the book to triumph in a winner-takes-all battle against the country's smartest kids.
Average Rating for The Internship - 1 out of 5
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The InternshipKashif Ahmed
Vince Vaughn is one of my favourite actors. I think he's a comedy genius whilst 'Swingers' and 'Made' are films I've seen more times than I care to remember. He was good in 'Dodgeball', hilarious in 'Wedding Crashers' and was the best thing about less than stellar fare like 'Be Cool' and 'Mr and Mrs Smith': But I had to draw the line somewhere, and 'The Internship' is that somewhere.
'The Internship' sees Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (reunited for the first time since 'Wedding Crashers') as a pair of redundant watch salesmen who try and blag their way to jobs with Google. Invited down to Google HQ (tinged with an unintentionally eerie air of forced wackiness) they're fazed by the young competition, end up in a least-likely-to-succeed group and are assigned a variety of tech-savvy tasks: Hilarity ensues...or not as it turns out.
Yes, they're jokes, some of them are even funny. But the whole thing is such a banal and condescending exercise in corporate proskynesis that it begins to grate early on. Even an amusing cameo by Will Ferrell as a renegade bed salesman, can't save this from the doldrums of mediocrity.
Some critics called it a two hour commercial for Google, if only, I'd call it a shameless propaganda film about a company that's been implicated in a scandalous breach of consumer trust.
One of the worst movies of 2013, 'The Internship' is also a kick in the teeth for the unemployed as it normalizes the concept of free labour. And tacitly endorses the idea of unpaid work for a trillion dollar multinational.
And to make matters worse, it seems I was watching an extended version. Now I don't know what scenes were extended but I'm guessing one of them was the crass, unfunny bonding session in a strip club that goes on for 25 minutes, which is about 20 minutes longer than it ought to be.
Vince Vaughn deserves better, Owen Wilson deserves better, we all deserve better. Avoid.
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