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VINCE VAUGHN & OWEN WILSON GOOGLE THE INTERNSHIP

Does Google have to Like its Own Movie? YEAR: 2013
It seems that everyone’s forgetting the name of that Google Movie where two guys, played by the usually dependably likable Owen Wilson, with his deadpan-yawning surfer dude drawl, and Vince Vaughn, always the energetic smooth talker, lose their jobs and wind up interning at… hey, that’s it, THE INTERNSHIP…

And with a title more befitting a single episode of a TV series, this forced comedy plays out like something made for television or perhaps a straight-to-DVD rental, although Wilson and Vaughn have decent chemistry… at first: The film opens up with the desparate partners pushing their wares, in this case classy yet dated wristwatches, not realizing their business has gone to pot, more out of date and unnecessary than a horse and buggy in 1950's Detroit...

InternshipScore: **
And so, lost in the age of high speed Internet, the instigative Vaughn comes up with a plan to climb to the top by starting at the bottom (of the top): a possible internship at none other than the giant search engine Google… but that we’ve covered already. Then after a humorous cameo by Will Ferrell as Wilson’s new boss, a sexed-up, obnoxious owner of a mattress store, our hapless heroes enter the pearly Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red gates in Mountain View, Northern California, both clashing noticeably with the young brainy hipsters: These include underdogs that become part of Wilson and Vaughn's team (competing against a snarky villain), each with their own annoying personalities... The worst scenes have the kids, who could never drive a film on their own, forced upon the audience with too much screen time. Meanwhile the two potentially funny forty-somethings wind up channeling Emilio Estevez to a computer generation's MIGHTY DUCKS.

A filler love story between Wilson and a much too beautiful to be single Google employee awkwardly blends with the tale of dorky phenoms – with two cool “uncles” providing lessons of good old fashion human interaction to counterbalance their antisocial personalities... making this a wannabe REVENGE OF THE NERDS meets THE WEDDING CRASHERS. But what THE INTERNSHIP ultimately feels like is a ninety-minute Google infomercial... And for that, it's not completely awful.
Google rules the world, but not cinema, yet
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