Hey Peeps, so I got to see The Internship; a film I had doubts about whether I wanted to see or not but I’m glad I did. The film’s main characters Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) are seasoned sales men who find out at a client pitch that their company has been shut down. Upon losing their jobs Billy goes online to Google search potential jobs whilst Nick briefly works for his sister’s husband (Will Ferrell) at a bed store. Billy discovers internships available at Google and enrols Nick and himself for them which leads to them having to compete in teams for the highly sort after Google jobs against student genius’. Having very little technological knowledge Billy and Nick are put in a team with the other ‘leftovers’ including team leader Lyle (Josh Brener), Stuart (Dylan O’Brien), Neha (Tiya Sircar) and Yo-Yo Santos (Tobit Raphael) who are far from unintelligent just all with their own eccentricities. After an initial lack of bonding the team start to pull together with the desire of winning the job placements at the forefront of their minds. Anyway here’s the trailer to make what I’ve just written pretty much irrelevant:
Although I found myself feeling frustrated for Billy and Nick’s team mates in parts of the film particularly from Billy’s lack of technological knowledge calling online “on-the-line” repeatedly etc I was actually surprised by how funny I found the film to be.
In conclusion the film’s going to appeal to those of you who like comedic underdog films and amazingly & possibly controversially (as I’ve seen some negative reviews) I’m going to rate the film 3.6 stars out of 5.