Review: The Internship (2013, Shawn Levy)

9941_mladji_referenti_3_Copy_RATING: 6/10

Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Asif Mandvi, Josh Brener, Dyan O’Brien, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael
Screenplay: Vince Vaughn & Jared Stern

“The Internship” is not that bad. I expected way worst then what I actually saw. To tell you the truth, it’s nothing but an entertaining piece of work done by two comedians who have built a name for themselves and for a reason. Though “The Internship” hides behind more memorable works, Wilson and Vaughn’s performances (and story by Vaughn) entertains you for a solid two hours. And it didn’t feel like two hours either, so they must have done something right. However, the film easily comes off as a generic Hollywood comedy that won’t create any fan following when it’s forgotten in a decade or two.

The film follows Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn playing two salesmen named Billy McMahon and Nick Campbell who are down on their luck after their company closes down. Because of a lack of education, the two find themselves jobless and alone. Due to a twist of fate (and their business minded thinking), the two get an opportunity to do a coveted Google internship. Here, the opportunity begins with crazy nerd jokes, sex jokes and everything in between as the two humorously fight for the internship. WIlson and Vaughn, more or less (if you like this kind of thing), delivers.

There really isn’t much to say about the film. Nothing sticks out much that is out of the ordinary. The two show up and play themselves like they always have done. They are stars, however. People will come and see them, even if they play across a monkey. What I like about these two are they never really push for things that they really aren’t. They deliver what the role calls for and that’s all there is to it. And it’s obvious because with the star power and influence they have in Hollywood, they probably have a lot to do with the whole creative process of the films they are in. Comedy is there to entertain for them, and that’s all “The Internship” is really.


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