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The Internship

The Internship
Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Will Farrell

Rated: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: June 7, 2013 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

After watching this comedy, I'm sure everyone will want to work at a place like Google.  Vince Vaughn ( who also co-wrote) and Owen Wilson star as out-of-work watch salesmen who are accepted at Google's summer intern program.
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are 40-something year old fish out of water.   They walk into the high tech company and every other young overachiever thinks they must be the instructors because they're so old.   The guys don't understand their language and they don't understand theirs - especially, when Billy quotes Flashdance dialog continually.
Google should be paying for an advertisement like this.   Its portrayed as a place where a happy employee leads to a productive employee.   To that end, there's free food, resting pods for when you just need to rest your big brain and brightly colored bikes to bring you from one place to another - and Billy and Nick can't believe their good fortune to be there.
Google has a big competition where the interns are put into teams and the winners will be awarded a coveted permanent position.   Billy and Nick are the last ones picked to be on a team, but of course, they eventually fit in and bond with their much smarter team mates.
Will Farrell shows up in a bit as a mattress salesman, and his scenes are unnecessary and unfunny.
Vince Vaughn is a likable actor and he has  great chemistry with Wilson.   Not as funny as their 2005 Wedding Crashers film but, it does have a few good laughs.   Directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night), I must admit the thing that comes off best in this comedy is "Google."

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