REVIEW: THE INTERSHIP
Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nationís most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
So letís tackle one of the more popular questions in regards to this movie right off the bat. How does this fair compared to the big Vaughn/Wilson hit, Wedding Crashers? Some are calling this an honorary or spiritual sequel to Wedding Crashers. So does it do it justice? Putting it bluntly, itís no Wedding Crashers but itís pretty darn good. I place Wedding Crashers as one of the best, most entertaining comedies of our time so it is a very tough act to follow. I went in with that in mind so I would be able to better appreciate this movie. And you know what, it worked. The movie is loads of fun and plenty funny. The story is modern and current, the script and comedy is mostly fresh, the supporting cast is impressively talented, the party scene is awesome, and the underdog story and resulting teamwork is inspirational. Now the aspect that stands out the most about this film is both super cool and at the same time one of the biggest product placements in cinematic history. The whole Google thing adds a lot of intrigue to the movie in the sense that we get an insiderís view of the Google Campus and all things Google, from color themes to what itís like to work for them (or at least a rough idea of what it might be like). But boy, what a plug! I mean it kind of cheapens it a little. But okay, itís what the movie is about so . . . on with the show.
The chemistry between the stars of the show is still very much intact and palpable. They make a great comedic duo with incredible wit along with sharp and quick line delivery. You need to see a movie about 3 times to catch everything that Vince is throwing your way, with subtitles. So these two are at it again and they succeed at delivering another good comedic film. They do get plenty of help too so that the burden doesnít rest on just them. The same was true for Wedding Crashers. The supporting cast for Wedding Crashers was just perfect. Who can forget probably the first performances weíve seen of two current superstars, Bradley Cooper and Isla Fisher. Thatís just to name a couple. Similarly, this movie is brimming with excellent supporting cast performances that make Vince and Owenís job much easier. Just about every member of the supporting cast did an excellent job in keeping the comedic flow going. From Rose Byrne to Aasif Mandvi and from Tiya Sircar to Josh Gad, everyone contributed. Oh and letís not forget the unforgettable cameo. Yes we get one here too and Iím not going to give away who it is. What I can give away is that this is another decent addition to Director Shawn Levyís repertoire. The man behind such quality comedic works as Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, Pink Panther, both Nights at the Museum, Date Night, and Real Steel has a strong foundation in the comedy genre that is becoming more and more difficult to succeed. This one was pleasantly better than I thought it would be. It also provided a new addition to my collection of favorite lines . . . something to do with going online.
By Cine Marcos
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