The Internship (2013)
The Internship – Hiring them was a brilliant mistake.
Vince Vaughn——————————————–Billy McMahon
Owen Wilson———————————————-Nick Campbell
Aasif Mandvi———————————————Mr. Chetty
Tobit Raphael——————————————-Yo-Yo Santos
Max Minghella——————————————Graham Hawtrey
Directed by Shawn Levy.
Screenplay by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern.
Story by Vince Vaughn.
Before we start this review please note that the story and the screenplay were both written by Vince Vaughn. I have always felt that if a director makes a good movie then you should check out other movies by the same director and you will probably enjoy those movies as well. Vince Vaughn is a charismatic actor that dominates a screen when he is on his game. He creates this story and gives us a movie that is truly entertaining.
Billy McMahon (Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Wilson) are recently unemployed watch salesmen who are tired of making a living from their jobs. They decide to try and get a job with a future. Billy convinces Nick to leave the first job he found after being unemployed to go for an internship at Google. Many people complained that this movie was more or less an advertisement for Google but I disagree. Product placement has been going on for years in movies where they place a product that has nothing to do with the story. In this movie the product is integral to the story and not cleverly placed for you to see.
Once our two heroes get to Google they realize they are in way too deep but they rely on the skills they do have rather than complain about what they don’t have. They are teamed up with all the left over interns after the teams have been picked. Giving us a team of underdogs and who doesn’t like to cheer for the underdog. We watch as the team goes from fighting with each other to fighting for each other. This is an uplifting movie with some good performances by Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Aasif Mandvi. Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying they should get Academy Awards only that they were believable and worth watching. Vince Vaughn did a great job creating a very good movie. Well done, Vince.
Runtime: 119 Minutes
Production Budget: $58,000,000.
CC Rating: 7 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Night at the Museum Series, Real Steel, Date Night, The Pink Panther.
If you liked this try: Old School, Dodgeball, How Do You Know.