One Minute Review: The Internship (2013)

Release Date
June 7, 2013
Director
Shawn Levy
Screenplay
Vince Vaughn
Jared Stern
Distributed By
20th Century Fox
Budget
$58 million
Comedy
Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language
119 minutes

The Internship

Although it’s not the genius that was “Wedding Crashers”, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s latest collaboration “The Internship” far exceeded my expectations. With a workplace setting, fish-out-of-water plot structure, and trailers that contained very few memorable jokes and the promise of the funniest moments being displayed well before opening night, Shawn Levy’s comedy actually hits home on a number of levels.

Nowhere near matching the comedy pairing of their previous endeavor, Vaughn and Wilson still play off one another unlike almost any comedy duo today. Almost reprising their former roles, a majority of the laugh are attributed to these comedic veterans. The gimmicky nature of building a film around Google is actually quite entertaining when it’s all said and done. Balancing comedy and heart, the rag-tag team never exactly feels completely undateable and Vaughn and Wilson’s interaction with them is comes off completely authentic and natural.

Bad jokes aside, like the Professor Xavier skit and Max Minghella’s dismal performance, the rest of the film works quite nicely. Topped off by the beautiful and talented Rose Byrne and cameos from Rob Riggle and Will Ferrell, “The Internship” is a slightly better version of whatever you expect it to be, for being a PG-13 comedy about two adult men vying for a dream job at Google.

 

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