The Internship

Film, Comedy
1 out of 5 stars
The Internship

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Thanks to his unvaryingly untucked insouciance, Vince Vaughn appears to be slouching toward mass ignominy. But in truth he’s been hustling of late, having taken up screenwriting and penned three recent snark-coms, including this dispiriting reteam with fellow Wedding Crasher Owen Wilson. Vaughn’s Billy is a smooth-talking salesman who, alongside his chummy partner Nick, finds himself professionally obsolete. The tech-illiterate duo charm their way into age-inappropriate internships at Google, where they show nerds how to party and become patron saints of second chances.

The Internship is all too eager to affirm the go-bro status quo. Nothing surprises here, save standout Rose Byrne. Supersizing product placement to the level of full-on corporate sponsorship, director Shawn Levy envisions the Internet giant’s Bay Area compound as an amusement park of gleaming surfaces and unlimited refills. Alas, such kowtowing is indicative of a movie sorely bereft of ideas, laughs and justification for the comic duo’s undifferentiating self-regard.



Release details

Release date:
Thursday June 13 2013
119 mins

Cast and crew

Shawn Levy
Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern
Owen Wilson
Vince Vaughn
Will Ferrell

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