[Movie Review] The Internship

Ready for another Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team-up comedy movie? The duo is back in their latest misadventures in The Internship. This time trying to get a job at Google and trying to survive in the current digital world. So does this movie satisfy with laughs or bombs because of old and bland jokes?

I saw trailers beforehand for The Internship and it seemed like a pretty funny movie. The professor X prank was entertaining and it seemed to sum up the plot of the movie quite well so I never had any hesitations to go and watch it. There is a shortage of really good comedy movies nowadays with everything being zombies, action or drama so this was a nice break from all of it.


Billy McMahon (Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Wilson) are the dynamic duo of sales people. Their ability to connect with the person they’re selling to and make them feel good about their purchase is what made them so successful. Now that everything is moving to digital and online ordering, their company suddenly goes under and they are stuck having to find new jobs. Billy then is able to get them an internship at Google. Internship. As in for college grads. The story then revolves around them trying to get through their internship in hopes of landing a job.


I’ve been a fan of Vince Vaughn ever since I saw him first on Old School. He’s the same character every comedy movie he’s in and this is no different. He just plays this one differently since he’s a technophobe and has difficulty adapting to the current times. But he’s still great. Owen Wilson I also like and he plays the role of sidekick to Billy (Vaughn) very well. There is also a love interest angle to his character which he also nails down.


Max Minghella who plays the villain is so good. He starts out being very likable but then quickly sheds his fa├žade and transitions into a really horrible person in one scene. It’s awesome. I also like Aasif Mandvi who plays the lead manager who handles the Interns. His character is scary and perfect for intimidating students and fresh grads at that level.



The story in The Internship is great. It is about real human beings, 2 older ones, trying to make their way in life by adapting to all of the changes especially in technology and how things are done differently as a result. The Internship tells the story as you would expect. There are no twists and turns. You have an idea on how it ends and you watch the movie so you know how they get there. This isn’t a bad thing since you don’t really come to a comedy expecting a deep story.


I enjoyed my time with The Internship. There were times that I laughed really hard during the film and I didn’t fall asleep (which is now becoming my benchmark if a movie’s at least good or not). It was exactly what I was expecting and I got what I wanted out of it. The only thing I didn’t like about the movie was how a lot of stereotypes were represented. I guess it’s part of the comedy at the end of the day.

Take a peek into the world of Google in "THE INTERNSHIP". Now showing in Philippine theaters from 20th Century Fox and distributed by Warner Bros.

Score: 3 out of 5 (meets expectations)

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