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The Internship (Unrated)
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11.26.2013 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Shawn Levy

Actors:
Vince Vaughn
Owen Wilson
Rose Byrne

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Two career salesmen must rethink their game plan when their business goes belly up. They decide to hit up Google headquarters for a chance at an internship that could lead to a permanent position, but to do so they must first turn a group of outcasts into a real team.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
The Vince Vaughn train’s been losing steam for a while now, and Owen Wilson’s career just hasn’t been the same since his meltdown a ways back (I feel for him there). I recently re-watched WEDDING CRASHERS prior to getting this one to review, which I will admit, killed the fun factor a little bit. The good news is, the camaraderie between Vaughn and Wilson is still pretty damn stellar. This isn’t WEDDING CRASHERS by a long shot (well, the unrated scene they added at the strip club sure felt like it. That was A LOT of boobies), but that’s not to say this flick is the train wreck I was expecting. All in all, I didn’t laugh as much as I’d hoped, but it was still a decent enough flick.

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.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary: Director Shawn Levy doesn’t get into the idea behind using Google as a film idea half as much as I’d hoped. I really wanted to hear a cool story here, but alas, I didn’t get it.

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.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If you like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson you’ll (at the very least) sit through this and laugh a bit. If you’re expecting another WEDDING CRASHERS however, you’ll be disappointed. Very disappointed. The boys make it work, but only by the skin of their teeth. And even then, you probably won’t watch this a second time…except maybe the strip club scene. I’d watch that again in heartbeat.

Extra Tidbit: That scene at the old people’s home sent shivers up AND down my spine.
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4:20PM on 12/03/2013
my friend's sister makes $74/hour on the computer. She has been out of work for 6 months but last month her paycheck was $19120 just working on the computer for a few hours. see this page... www.Buzz19.com
my friend's sister makes $74/hour on the computer. She has been out of work for 6 months but last month her paycheck was $19120 just working on the computer for a few hours. see this page... www.Buzz19.com
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12:05PM on 11/26/2013
Thank god for the unrated version! That club scene made the whole movie worth while.
Thank god for the unrated version! That club scene made the whole movie worth while.
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