The Internship Blu-ray Combo Pack Review
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up to crash the digital world in this laugh-out-loud buddy comedy you’ve been searching for! Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a hilarious quest to land their dream jobs!
The Internship Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Unrated Edition (Blu-ray and DVD)
- Any Given Monday
- Theatrical and Unrated Audio Commentary with Shawn Levy
- Sneak Peeks
I couldn’t stop smiling while watching The Internship. Not only is it a very funny movie, but it’s also surprisingly heartwarming. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back together again, but this time play two out of work salesmen who are down on their luck and have lost everything. They attempt to find other employment and Nick (Owen Wilson) starts work at a mattress store for his sister’s boyfriend. Billy (Vince Vaughn) heads to the Internet to see what’s out there. It’s in his digital travels that he gets the idea that he and Nick need to work at Google, one of the best places in the world to work. To get a job at Google, they’ll need to go through their Internship program and compete with a younger, tech-savvy generation. Their shot is pretty much nil, but that doesn’t stop these two from believing and seeing themselves at Google.
The storyline follows Billy and Nick as they begin work at Google in the Internship program. All the interns are placed on teams and of course, Billy and Nick find themselves undesirable and are placed with the “leftovers”, a team of misfits whom nobody else wanted on their team. They are an interesting group of characters including a guy who refers himself in the third person and a homeschooled young man who lived a very sheltered life with an overbearing mother.
It’s very apparent that Billy and Nick are WAY out of their element. They are so lost and really have no clue about the technology of today. There’s many funny scenes where they attempt to try and help their team with the intern challenges and fail quite miserably. I’ll give them an A+ for effort though.
The one thing Billy and Nick do have though is amazing people skills. They were able to inspire and motivate their team in a comical way. There’s references to the 80s film, Flashdance where Billy uses analogies from that movie to the challenges the team faces.
Another interesting aspect of The Internship is the inside look at Google. It looks like a very outside the box and fun place to work. The decor is fun and bright in Google’s colour scheme. Billy was shocked that all the food was free at the cafes. Even the employee bicycles are all in Google colours.
If you enjoyed Vaughn and Wilson in Wedding Crashers, you need to see them together again in The Internship! They are comedy powerhouse duo that are entertaining to watch.