Sound Off: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson in Levy's 'The Internship'?
by Alex Billington
June 7, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The comedy duo from Wedding Crashers are back at it again - Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star in The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy (of Night at the Museum, Date Night, Real Steel). This time the two get an internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. But is it any good? Is it even as funny as Wedding Crashers, or not even close? Does the Google setting add or take away from the movie? How about the cast? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Shawn Levy's The Internship.
Note: I haven't seen this movie yet, but will update here with my reaction once I have. In the meantime, here's a quote to start things off from a review written by Nathan Bartlebaugh on The Film Stage: "The Internship spends most of its time being a feature-length commercial for Google, saving a little to advertise for the fading stars of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Not surprisingly, this doesn't leave much for room for laughs… Wilson and Vaughn are trying to recreate their Wedding Crashers comaraderie, but all this meager adult wish-filfullment manages to crash are our expectations for a good time at the movies." Ouch.
What did you think of Shawn Levy's The Internship? Hilarious Google fun or a boring waste? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
who would even waste their time watching this movie?
iamNotLegend on Jun 7, 2013
When you have big name actors, you expect something special. This film seems like it would have been just as good, with two completely unknown leads.
Jace on Jun 7, 2013
I read the script last year, and it was truly the biggest waste of time (and paper) of the last 12 months. Horrid.
Hooge Tooterson on Jun 7, 2013
I think it could be a good idea if the two leads were older men, perhaps Jack N & Morgan F could have made it a touching comedy about the generation gap... Surely as is it's a front runner for a Golden Raspberry?
JimmyC on Jun 7, 2013
Seen it yeasterday in Boston. While it wasn't in the ballpark of Wedding Crashers it was ok. I laughed out loud a few times.
Ryan on Jun 8, 2013
It was just a feel good movie and nothing more. It includes a lot of the cliches we're use to to associate with nerds or geeks and how they win the day. It plays it safe and it's mostly non-offensive and harmless. Something suitable for the teens. Definitely not for the cynical or those looking for the raunchy comedies these 2 have been affiliated with in the past
rocky728 on Jun 8, 2013
One thing's for sure - the logic of the film is completely sound. *rolls eyes*
racquetman on Jun 8, 2013
I just seen The Internship today and think its an awesome movie. This movie made me laugh and I liked the storyline. I am really surprised at some of the reviews i have seen, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are always funny together and this is a great movie all around.
joe on Jun 8, 2013
Wife and I decided to go see this last night. Can't tell you what I thought of the whole thing because we left half way through. It's just terrible, not funny at all. What a waste of time and money. 🙁
MikeN on Jun 9, 2013
Yeah, I don't get all the hate towards this movie. My wife and I found it very funny and just a light-hearted, fun-to-watch movie. Maybe the humor is too subtle for the average movie goer these days (we were the only ones laughing at many of the jokes) - but we really enjoyed it. This was actually my favorite movie of the year so far. And come on, "Make reasonable choices" - that was one of the best lines ever!
Misterecal on Jun 9, 2013
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