When I heard Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson would be reuniting for a film after their blessed Wedding Crashers, I got justifiably excited. Vaughn is fantastic when he’s being profane, and he made Wilson tolerable in their first go-round.
However, what we get with The Internship is a terrible, a two-hour commercial for Google that sanitizes Vaughn and Wilson. They play a couple of salesmen who lose their gigs when watches become obsolete. For reasons that are never really explained, the Vaughn character hones in on Google during his job search, and he convinces the Wilson character to compete with him in an intern contest, with the winners getting jobs.
Vaughn, who co-wrote the screenplay, allegedly worked closely with Google while creating the film, so, needless to say, there aren’t a lot of profanities and nude shots. Instead, we get family-friendly Vaughn and Wilson, with the results being boring, unfunny and embarrassing.
The Internship is playing at theaters across the valley.