LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles talks about the fun he had watching The Internship.
The Internship is fun to watch. The Internship is easy to watch. If you Google "commercial for Google", The Internship should be the first result that pops up.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are watch salesmen and since no one wears a watch anymore and sales careers have been largely taken over by someone filling out an online order form, their careers are essentially over. To prove their relevancy, they talk their way into an internship at Google, along with some very competitive and brilliant college students. The Google experience is different from anything they've ever done. They have little knowledge of what the company does and how it does it. Vaughn and Wilson along with their eclectic team of fellow interns are challenged at every turn by other tech geniuses in order to win the coveted prize of a job at Google.
The Internship does a really good job of taking a commercial for Google and turning it into a 2-hour movie. That's pretty obvious from the time that our heroes set foot on the Google campus. It's largely hidden by the chemistry of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Admittedly, you could line this film up next to their 2005 smash Wedding Crashers and they would share a similar feel and pacing. The difference is that this film is cleaner and feels smarter. The Internship is rated PG-13 and at first I thought it would turn out to be a comedy that family could enjoy together (depending on your content limitations) but around the 45-minute mark that changed when our heroes take their fellow interns to an exotic dance club. There's no nudity and nothing too uncomfortable but there's enough to make you question taking your teenager.
After it's all said and done, The Internship is a good time at the movies.