Google gets the giggles in THE INTERNSHIP, re-teaming THE WEDDING CRASHERS duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Here they play a couple of dinosaurs whose time has run out – literally. Salesmen for a watch company, wrist chronometers have ceased to sell, and they are forced into early clock-off by their employer, John Goodman, who plans to retire with his wife and her augmented tits.
While Wilson finds employment with a crass mattress maven, a craven cameo by Will Ferrell, Vaughn re invents the dynamic duo as mature age college students and gets them a gig at Google where they partake in a kind of gladiatorial Google-a-rama to gain, well, gainful employment with Google.
These net newbies, wet behind the net, are techno tots compared to their younger competitors, but their street savvy gleaned from life experience, serve them in good stead.
Vince Vaughn conceived the story and co wrote the screenplay with Jared Stern who co-penned Vaughn’s earlier film, THE WATCH
It’s a nifty feel good, fish out of water stand up and cheer crowd-pleaser with the affable Wilson delightfully down to earth and Vaughn, who can sometimes be aggravatingly focus pulling pluses out the minuses by pulling the pathos parallel with the patter. Rose Byrne is delightful as the Google gal that has Wilson agog.
If the gag’s on Google is it a Gaggle? Helmed by Shawn Levy director of the equally entertaining DATE NIGHT, is a cross generational aspirational comedy that pits HUNGER GAMES s against FLASHDANCE and comes out footloose.