Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: The Internship

My Review
The Internship is relevant to today, but it didn’t deliver its full potential. This film just didn’t acquire enough“googliness” to pass the test.

Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) and Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn) seek employment after being fired from their positions as watch salesmen. They apply for an internship at Google and give it a shot.
The interns are separated into teams and compete against each other to see how well they accomplish their tasks given by Mr. Chetty (Aasif Mandvi). He is the chair of Google Internships and made the decisions for the interns’ futures.
Nick and Billy are joined by the leftovers that include Neha (Tiya Sircar), Stuart (Dylan O’Brian), and Yo-Yo Santos (Tobit Raphael). When one team wins the competitions, they receive full-time jobs at Google.
Wilson and Vaughn deliver mediocre performances. The actors shine only in a few sequences, but they never explore their characters in-depth. The soul may be there, but it doesn’t come out at the right moments.
The situations are unrealistic and not funny at all. I found myself laughing at the stupidest things in this film. Why did I laugh at Yo-Yo picking his eyebrows when something went wrong? Seriously, I have no idea.
The competitions overstayed their welcome. The strip club sequence seemed to fit in an R-rated film. The Internship hangs out in the ‘safe’ zone. This film never took risks.
Nonsense and technology clichés made The Internship seem dumb. It’s too caught up in the frenzy working with Google. The conclusion is obvious in the first act. I knew the ending before the credits rolled.
The Internship delivers a strong and repetitive message: Never give up. This has been said numerous times before in realistic, but better films such as This Is 40.
It's incredible how technology advances every year and take advantage of it. Google accomplished success. On the other hand, the mega-company didn't win this competition. Work for Bing instead. C-


  1. In other words, it was not a good commercial for Google.

  2. Thanks for this review, Livia! :D

  3. Ha, Ha, Alex. So I guess this movie isn't the best comedy of 2013? Yeah. Thanks for the review Livia.