Movie Review: The Internship


Movie Review by Jordan Hunt for CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson is nothing more than an excuse for these two guys to be onscreen together for the first time since Wedding Crashers in 2005.  And you know what?  That’s OK.

Not as good as Wedding Crashers, but…..

As a whole, The Internship is a fairly obvious and predictable comedy that relies almost solely on the charms of its two leading men and I have to admit, I laughed. I laughed fairly consistently too.

Wilson and Vaughn are funny guys, with Vaughn in particular being a part of a few seriously funny comedies of the last decade or so, and it’s their hard work that single handedly earns all the laughs in The Internship.

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but I will anyway and reveal that The Internship is nowhere near as funny as the duo’s previous pairing. Wedding Crashers was a huge success when it came out eight years ago, eventually becoming one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all time.

That being said though, it’s hard to hate on these two guys when they’re together.

Wilson and Vaughn are funny, but who else?

One thing that really stands out though is the films complete lack of funny or strong supporting characters. Instead, the movie resorts to tired and obvious stereotypes. It’s a shame too, because there are some really talented people sprinkled throughout the movie.

Max Minghella, who had a small but crucial role a few years back in The Social Network, plays the villain here. Minghella shows that he actually has some pretty decent comedy timing, and with a better script probably could have stolen the movie. The same can be said of the entire supporting cast actually.

Thankfully, this movie is all about Vaughn and Wilson and they are able to keep the movie afloat. However, there is at least a funny cameo towards the beginning that should please long time fans of these guys.

Worth a Matinee!

The Internship isn’t THE comedy of the summer, but it is a nice distraction from a hot summer afternoon that has two extremely likable and funny guys that have proved that they can still ring out laughs together after all these years.


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