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Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
Comedy - While rated PG-13 and not as raunchy as the two lead stars' previous
collaboration, this Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy does have a fair
bit of language and crude and suggestive humor, so parents of young
children and pre-teens should take note. The target audience is
young adults, particularly males.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average ...everything about it feels stale: the actors, the story, the comedy, everything.
USA TodayFull Review Average Stay home and Google "good movies" rather than waste time on this going-nowhere Internship
Washington PostFull Review Average The fact that this overlong, often preposterous comedy succeeds at all (which it does, only occasionally) proves that the Vaughn/Wilson charm can still work a measure of magic.
NY PostFull Review Poor 'The Internship' is essentially a rehash of "Old School" only with a tech campus instead of a college one, but, problem: Coding is unlike dumb fraternity stunts — it is neither cinematic nor fakeable.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 118 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All three loved it.
TEENS:Great reviews from the ladies. Nearly all of them loved "The Internship." About half the males loved it, with another 20% enjoying it very much. The last 30% rated it only average and, importantly, no one disliked it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from the ladies. Nearly all of them loved "The Internship." One-third of the males loved it, another third rated it above average and the last third rated it average.
ADULTS:These are very good, but not quite great reviews from both the males and females. They are certainly better than the reviews from the critics. Approximately half the males and females loved "The Internship." Another quarter, or better, indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Only a relatively small percentage rated it as low as "Average."
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.
Billy and Nick discover that the secret to success is in the search. A search engine, that is, called Google -- a place where dreams become reality.
To gain access to this world, Billy and Nick draw upon their crackerjack salesmanship skills to reinvent themselves as interns (or, in Google-speak, Nooglers). Surrounded by whiz kids half their age the two masters of persuasion use their life experiences and swagger to lead their team of interns to greatness.
As they bridge the generational divide in their comical quest to go from Noogler to Googler (or full-time Google employee), Billy, Nick and their young teammates discover that victory is found in the life lesson, sometimes winning is not about finishing first, and that they always possessed Googliness -- the desire to keep searching ...