The Internship (2013)

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Critic Consensus: The Internship weighs down Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's comic charisma with a formulaic script and padded running time that leans heavily on its stars' easygoing interplay.


Movie Info

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. (c) Fox

Rating: PG-13 (for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 2013
Box Office: $44.7M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Nick Campbell

as Billy McMahon

as Graham

as Headphones

as Neha Patel

as Dana Sims

as Lyle Spaulding

as Yo-Yo Santos
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Critic Reviews for The Internship

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (43)

You don't need a heart to like this movie. You need an MBA.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Similar to Eddie Murphy's hard right turn from daring and profane comedy to family-friendly romps, Vaughn and Wilson have gone all soft and gooey here.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

It isn't really a movie about friendship or new beginnings - it's a movie about selling Google.

Full Review… | January 23, 2014
The Verge

'The Internship' isn't as funny or exuberant as 'Wedding Crashers' and the plot is formulaic, but as lightweight entertainment goes it's . . . well, light and entertaining.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
Movie Metropolis

O mais caro vídeo institucional já produzido.

Full Review… | September 1, 2013
Cinema em Cena

...in a very funny bit of salesmanship (what else?), our heroes talk their way into trying out for the gig, and the rest becomes a cornball and, at times, charming piece of fluff.

Full Review… | August 17, 2013
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Audience Reviews for The Internship

½

Writing mean things about actors is not something I readily enjoy, or hop into when dissecting bad films, but I have to say that watching Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson play the same two characters for the trillionth time makes my empathy wear thin. They meander through idiotic dialogue and formulaic scenes with the same cruddy performances that they've been turning out since "Wedding Crashers." I will say that the script has a fairly original concept, but in execution it's simply a ginormous advertisement for Google. Google is shown as this untouchable, unattainable place where dreams come true and intellectuals thrive, which feels so fake and unwarranted. It's about as ego stroking as the Jobs biopic, and just as subtle. Still, there is a little bit of that same Wilson-Vaughan charm embedded in this film, though it's difficult to see it through the needless strip club scene, the "quirks" of the side characters, and the pandering to Google. If there's anything positive to be said it would be that this film is very light, and the message is that you can attain anything if you work at it, even if you don't think you're smart enough.

FrizzDrop
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Some of the jokes actually hit their mark, but overall The Internship is so cliche-ridden and unimaginative that nobody wins. Not even Google.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

½

Funny, funny stuff. It's been quite awhile since I have heartily laughed while watching a Vince Vaughn film...but this one did it for me. There is something that really works when Vaughn and Wilson do movies together. The chemistry just works so well, and is so engaging and interesting. This fun movie has a strong message about the advantages of being a bit older, and perhaps a little less techy. With experience comes knowledge, in my book. Plus, seeing the inside of a Google establishment (which in my dreams is accurate), was a whole lot of fun!!

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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