Make no mistake, this only works because Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play so well off one another. The opening scene where they’re trying to sell watches to one of their business’ star clients at the bar is a testament to this fact. These two are salesmen, and as far as this flick goes, they sold me. Yes, this feels a bit like a two hour gratuitous stroking of Google’s search bar, but if you can get past that, the film has its moments. The story is straight forward, pitting ‘old timers’ Vaughn and Wilson with a bunch of tech savvy kids in a hopelessly outgunned team scenario you know they’re going to win, but again, it has its moments. The professor X bit was hilarious, I just wish they’d kept it out of the trailers.
THE INTERNSHIP is another lukewarm comedy from Vaughn and (not a comeback for) Wilson that borderlines falling into Adam Sandler territory—that said, this was light years better than Vaughn’s newest flick, DELIVERY MAN. The Unrated version, aside from the aforementioned strip club scene, simply inserts an F-bomb here and there for good measure, but nothing overly memorable. I dug the addition of Will Ferrell—which was probably done to invoke WEDDING CRASHER nostalgia, even if his character was beyond ridiculous (two words: Boba Fett). Kudos to these guys for making a movie about Google watchable though, I’m not commending the idea, but at least it wasn’t an absolute turd.
Deleted scenes: There are eight very short bits, but ouch, there’s not a looker in the bunch.
Previews: There are a few trailers as well as a DVD and Digital Copy of the film.
Extra Tidbit: That scene at the old people’s home sent shivers up AND down my spine.