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The Internship [Blu-ray]
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on 22 October 2013
I will probably get a ton of troll comments and bad ratings, but i actually enjoyed this. It is a chilled out comedy about 2 computer illiterate guys trying to adapt to the fast growing future. It was really good. Quite a few funny scenes, but it is more of an eyeopener too. One scene mentioning about kids going to college for 4 years and been unable to get jobs afterwards. It really does make you reflect on the world around you too.

I enjoyed this, even if nobody else did.

I personally recommend this film. 5/5.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Long review: Despite the 21st Century spin, 'The Internship' is a classic fish-out-of-water comedy. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two unemployed salesmen who apply for internships at Google. When the applicants are divided into teams, no-one picks them, so they are forced to form a team with the other 'outcasts', to undertake a series of tasks to determine which team will get the jobs.
Will the group have to face humiliation at the hands of nasty brit Max Minghella before coming together as a team? Will Vaughn and Wilson teach their tech-savvy but unworldly team-mates to live, laugh and love? Will the pair finally win the respect of the crusty dean/law professor/Google head honcho?
Of course they will!
This is Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's first team-up since 'Wedding Crashers', and, as in that film, Owen Wilson gets to be the romantic(ish) lead, while the 'broader' comedy is centred around Vince Vaughn. Although 'The Internship' is nowhere near as raunchy as 'Wedding Crashers' it does feature a scene in a lapdancing club, and enough swearing to push it close to a '15' rating (in my opinion).
Although I enjoyed 'The Internship', I never found it 'laugh out loud' funny. However, it's certainly better than the reviews suggest. It may never be considered a classic, but it's a fun, feelgood movie.
Short review: 'Revenge of the Nerds' meets 'The House Bunny'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2014
You know where you are with a film that stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Vince Vaughn plays Vince Vaughn - loud, bullish giant who dreams big. Owen Wilson plays Owen Wilson - genteel fop, who flutter his eyelashes over his wonky nose and becomes endearing to women.
This is not an Oscar winner. This is not a deep-thinking thriller. This is a light-hearted comedy about two losers who get to do an internship at Google. It's not laugh out loud funny, but it is funny.
It's a Sunday afternoon film, rather than a Saturday night movie - Worth a watch, but not worth making a night of it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Two dinosaur salesmen (Vince Vaughn/ Owen Wilson) find themselves as interns at Google. They are fish out of water as they have to deal with the youth and terminology of the tech world. They are divided into teams with our duo on the misfit team which leads to formulaic results.

This is a fun film which doesn't offend. The humor is not overwhelmingly laugh out loud, by rather tritely funny. That is not to say it is bad, but simply lacks originality.

Worth a view. Makes for a good rental.

Parental Guide: 2 f-bombs, No sex or nudity. Strip club scene.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was looking forward to this so my rating might have been a star higher if I hadn't had higher expectations given the cast. Watched it with my daughters aged 12 and 16 and wished I previewed it myself before as I wouldn't have let the younger one. The film did come over as a big Google: a sort of Willy Wonker's for computer geeks. There are a number funny one liners but they were mostly lost in plot that was weak, predictable, formulaic even. It also left me feeling that Goolge at least as portrayed in the film, which I assume was approved by them, is quite morally lacking.
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on 17 December 2014
I watched this film for the first time on a plane, which should tell you how much I enjoyed it if I went and bought it after a plane viewing!

In all honesty, I really enjoyed this film. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan have that undeniable chemistry, but we all knew that already, so what do they bring to their latest film? For me, it is a genuinely thought provoking and highly amusing film. I'm someone who is a little older than the supporting cast, works in a technical role for a software company and has managed to get that first foot on the ladder. As a comedy therefore, it is particularly refreshing to see it tackle a number of real emerging issues, like how the relevance of degrees are diminishing because everyone has one, and that not everyone who works in the field fills the typical geek stereotype. Rose Byrne's talents are also put to good use, demonstrating how easy it is to get lost in the world of work when a company is able to provide such an immersive culture, and that you shouldn't entirely write off your 20's and 30's in a reckless pursuit of career success.

Wilson and Vaughan don't just have that chemistry with each other, they bond really well with the supporting cast. There is no real weak link, and some fantastic cameos by John Goodman, Will Ferrell and Rob Riggle. I'm also impressed that for a film of regular length, they managed to fit in so much character growth from start to finish. The story is that classic cliche of older generations being out of touch with technology, and whilst exaggerated in parts, it does an excellent job at not making it feel like one of those classic cliches. Happily, it also explores the role reversal, that the younger generation haven't experienced what many older generations have by their age, and indeed the benefits of soft skills. This is what I think gives it an edge, it shows both generations are capable of benefitting the other, given the chance.

Overall, I know this film won't be everyone. These two, the focus on Google and the tried and tested comedy format tend to polarize people, but I encourage you to give it a try. It's a smarter comedy than it initially lets on if you listen to its message, with an uplifting and thoughtful story. Instead of playing to those age old cliches, it tries to challenge them, which results in both a touching and amusing comedy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2015
The worst film it's been my misfortune to watch. I stuck with it to the bitter end. I have seen Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson give some decent performances in some films that were pretty funny. This was not one of them. I have a feeling the film was funded in whole or in part by Google as the premise seemed to be that the ultimate acheivement, the goal to aim at, is getting a job at Google because it is so cool - pictured as a ludicrously over the top hi tech theme park. Not once in this so called comedy did a smile cross my face
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2015
The entire film is about Vince Vaughan. If it wasn't for him it would be awful. Owen Wilson plays himself (as usual) same voice, same acting skills and even the same clothes. Chino's and a blue shirt that he has worn in every film he has done for the last 5 years. Its quite funny but after you watch it you think ----pointless. Funny in places but completely pointless. Probably cost £50 million to make!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2014
I really should remember that when I see a trailer for a film, they have cobbled the "the good bits" to make it seem worthy of watching, this film is so lame it needs putting down. You have Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson still playing characters they were playing 20 years ago and they weren't good then and now they are both approaching 50 it's time to do something novel and GROW UP
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2014
Typical so called comedy put out by Hollywood, Far more money has been spent on the actors wages than actually paying for good script writers to produce a film that is funny if you're older than 12!
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