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The Internship (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

Director:

Shawn Levy

Writers:

Vince Vaughn (screenplay), Jared Stern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Billy McMahon
Owen Wilson ... Nick Campbell
Rose Byrne ... Dana
Aasif Mandvi ... Mr. Chetty
Max Minghella ... Graham Hawtrey
Josh Brener ... Lyle
Dylan O'Brien ... Stuart
Tiya Sircar ... Neha
Tobit Raphael ... Yo-Yo Santos
Josh Gad ... Headphones
Jessica Szohr ... Marielena
Rob Riggle ... Randy
Eric André ... Sid
Harvey Guillén ... Zach (as Harvey Guillen)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Bob Williams
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Storyline

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 nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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They just can't click with the younger generation See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When being interviewed, Billy mentions that they don't have a webcam on their computers. Then, they are asked by one of the interviewers what kind of computer they use for their coding ability, if they don't have a webcam on their own computer. This is unnecessary, as you don't need to have a webcam in order to perform code. See more »

Goofs

When Nick was talking about Australia he says it is "Lord of the Rings country". However The Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand, not Australia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick Campbell: What the shit is this? Why is this on the get psyched mix?
Billy McMahon: Because I gotta throw you a curve-ball every now and again, or you get bored, and the mix doesn't have its intended effect.
Nick Campbell: No, I want to get rev'd up, and this song's not doing it.
Billy McMahon: Oh, really? I defy you to crush this chorus and not get psyched.
Nick Campbell: Not gonna happen.
Billy McMahon: Don't ya think?
[cranks up the volume and Nick actually starts singing along]
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the ending credits incorporates Google's products such as Google Drive, Translate, Google+, Hangouts, Photos, and YouTube. Following the "Lost Cosplay Video", the credits revert to a regular format using the Google logo font. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version includes more profanity in the film, plus nudity in the night club scene. See more »

Connections

References Les Misérables (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Work
Written by Eric Goldman (as Eric Peter Goldman), Lauren Vogel, Danny Olson and Brice Fox
Performed by Kresado
Courtesy of Keep Smiling Music
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Looking at a Blank Google Screen is More Entertaining
9 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Internship (2013)

** (out of 4)

Forty-something friends Billy and Nick (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson) are out of a job when their company closes. Fearing they have nowhere else to go, they eventually try to get on at Google but first they must go through an internship. THE INTERNSHIP starts off incredibly annoying, grows more annoying but finally towards the last thirty-minutes it picks up but sadly it's way too late to make the thing worth sitting through. I must say that I was really shocked at how unfunny the picture was and it's almost like they didn't have a screenplay to work with. I say this because it really did seem like the director just yelled action and then let Vaughn and Wilson do whatever they wanted. It really does seem as if the two actors are just given the okay to do whatever and this usually includes being annoying and acting "old" and "out of date" with current times. Just take a look at the job interview, which is done through the computer. A lot of comedies are forceful in trying to make you laugh but this thing here pretty much hits you over the head, knocks you out and then drags you into a torture chamber where it begs and pleads with you to laugh. The forcing of the jokes is just tiresome and it's actually pretty boring. I'd say that the majority of the laughs are real duds and only towards the end does the film start to pick up. There's a funny sequence inside a strip joint and there are a couple funny scenes towards the end but the majority of the time the jokes are just flat. As for Vaughn and Wilson, I guess both are just so likable that even when they're in a bad movie you can't help but like them. There's a joke in the film about who would you rather sit at a bar with and the Vaughn and Wilson characters are mentioned. I feel the same way meaning if you have to sit through a bad comedy then perhaps it's best to do so with these two actors. The supporting players are also pretty good but sadly they're just not given anything to do. THE INTERNSHIP has a rather weak idea and does nothing with it.


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Country:

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Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,325,307, 9 June 2013

Gross USA:

$44,672,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,492,844
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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