Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Internship Review - 2 Stars

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson hope to recapture some of the magic that made “The Wedding Crashers” a hit.  As the movie begins they discover the company whose watches they sell has gone out of business.  Now out of work ex salesmen, they face our harsh economy with few prospects.  Next comes the bright idea:  apply for internships at Google, where you can guess they don’t exactly fit in with the corporate culture.  The plot has them competing on a team with dozens of other teams “Apprentice” style.  A few laughs come from the old guys trying to get up to speed in the tech world, but most of this story feels familiar.  The kids will help the old guys, the old guys will help the kids.  Everything comes together in a night of drunkenness.  A few cameos including Ben Kingsley and Will Ferrell add quick laughs, but this is familiar stuff—pleasant but not new.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Comedy about middle aged sales guys trying to fit.  Is it entertaining?  Some laughs.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Just so so.