The Internship

5 Jun

The InternshipPosterWith the premise of an internship at Google; you get the whole deal with product placements. Luckily “The Internship” manages to stay afloat as a two hour enjoyable and rather funny Google advert.

The film begins with Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) losing their jobs as fast talking watch salesmen facing an uncertain future thanks to the digital age. Managing to talk their way into an internship (against all odds) at Google, they find themselves facing off against smart and tech-savvy college kids aka “a mental Hunger Games” for jobs at the on-the-line search giant. Ending up with a team of out casts and facing mostly unreasoned challenges (Read: Quidditch match), Billy and Nick manage to turn the odds on its head for the perfect (and predictable) “Lived happily ever after” ending.

The Interns - Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

The Interns – Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

With previous individual failures Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson come together once more to share their amazing chemistry on screen. Vince Vaughen plays the exact same role he has played in every possible film you’ve seen of him lately. Since he’s co-written the film; I guess he likes to feel right at home. The same may apply to Owen Wilson who’s landed himself in a similar rut. It does make the whole process rather familiar but there is no denying that the chemistry both these lead actors share gives the films premise a new pair of legs every time it starts lagging a little. Both these actors clearly know their limitations and have managed to work around it well this time. Also since this was a PG-13 rated film, some of the vulgarity that you might associate with these actors is kept to a bare minimum reducing what I feel are just distractions.

Unwinding the Team

Unwinding the Team

Tobit Raphel as home-schooled Yo-Yo was a complete scene stealer as more often than not he’d have you laughing out loud with his crazy antics on screen. Dylan O’Brien on the other hand balanced it with his controlled cynical act of ‘know it all’ Stuart. Tiya Sircar as Neha was brilliant as you watch her character go through its curve. Josh Brener as the 23 year old Team leader Lile starts off brilliantly as he tries to portray himself as a cool dude but fades away as the love interest angle falls into place quite predictably.

Max Minghella as the films main antagonist Graham is underused and left with one-liners that are too far and few. Rose Byrne as Wilson’s love interest apart from a single scene comes across as a postscript. Aasif Mandvi as the internship programs head Mr. Chetty is stereotypically brilliant and the short chemistry he shares with Billy is entertaining to watch.

Quidditch Challenge

Quidditch Challenge

Brilliant chemistry between the leads along with wonderful supporting actors makes you forget the flaws and plot holes blatantly staring at you. You just go along with that warm fuzzy feeling with a smile plastered on your face.

6/10

Competition:

For a chance to win a pair a tickets to the Premiere of “The Internship” simply answer the following question (in the comments section):

Tells us what sport do Billy and Nick play as one of the challenges for their Internship at Google?

Winner2 will be announced at 5pm on the 12th of June.

Premiere Details
When: June 12 2013, 9:00pm
Where: Grand Festival Cinemas

Winners are Rabab Khan and Mystique. Thank you for taking part.

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9 Responses to “The Internship”

  1. Jay Mathur June 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Quidditch

  2. mystique16 June 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Quidditch

  3. uhavemyemail@nandish.com June 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Such an easy question – Quidditch

  4. Rabab Khan June 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    Quidditch match

  5. Akriti bhatia June 12, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Quidditch Challenge

  6. Pooja Sagar June 12, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Quidditch

  7. Lavanya Narayan June 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Quidditch.

  8. Chiragh Bhatia June 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    For the competition :

    They play a game of quidditch.

  9. Sam (@sarcasmonaut) June 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Quidditch

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