Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review: The Internship (Shawn Levy, 2013)

In this digital age, there is barely a day when we don’t sit at our computers and search for something on Google. In The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel), Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) have just been given the news from their boss that a computer is capable of doing their jobs. Nick is immediately pressured into taking on a dead end retail sales position, while Billy looks to the Internet for prospects. Despite not being anywhere near qualified enough, they manage to talk themselves into an internship at Google. Teamed up with a group of misfits, they are the joke of the program. By showing up with the right attitude and taking advantage of their life experience in place of their limited savvy, these personable everymen gradually win over their team members, continue to surprise their pessimistic director, and bring an understanding of humanity to a digital giant.

In a predictable but surprisingly funny fish-out-of-water journey, fueled by the leads’ infectious chemistry, they mentor the upstart youngsters about the life outside of their screens and give themselves a shot at a fresh start.

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