Movie Review: The Internship

The Internship

In 2005, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson crashed a wedding. Now in The Internship, they’re crashing the system!

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.

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After watching the film, one thing that really instilled in my mind was Google has one of the coolest offices in the world. Free foods, sleeping pods and a slide that employees can actually use to go to the ground floor – what more can an employee ask for? The film will definitely draw Google some interested applicants.

Marking as Vaughn and Wilson’s second reunion, I can say that this is not their finest work together but they are both likeable leads. They got some great comedic chemistry. Among their teammates, the most noteworthy performance was given by Fil-Am actor Tobit Raphael who plays home-schooled Yoyo. Wait until you see him drunk! Rounding up its supporting cast, Aasif Mandvi is a standout as Google’s internship director Mr. Chetty. With his vicious comments, he has some good scenes with Billy. Rose Byrne makes a gorgeous female love interest to Nick.

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As for the story, well it’s quite formulaic and there were some parts that I don’t think would have happened in real life. It may not be the best comedy film I’ve seen but it’s still enjoyable to watch and will give its audience a good time. At first, it does get a while before it got the laughs. Most of the hilarious parts begin as Billy and Nick went to Google. There were some LOL sequences like the Charles Xavier scene (the actor was even billed as “Not Professor X” in the credits hehe) and I like the Quidditch challenge. I also like the ending credits. Inspired by On-the-Line features, it was creatively done.

Verdict:

The Internship is not Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s finest outing but it’s still a movie that will deliver you an entertaining Googly time.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Philippines, the film is now showing in theaters nationwide!

The Internship rating

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About the movie reviewer:

Orange Magazine TV‘s newest film critic is a self-confessed movie geek. John Albert Villanueva love movies so much, he watch every movies from the big screen and collects DVDs of classic movies. Read his other review here.

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