January 4, 2014

The Internship (2013)

Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson

"You're so money baby. You're so money and you don't even know it."

Vince Vaughn might as well say that throughout every movie since he basically keeps playing Trent from Swingers - a fast-talking, smart-ass guy who initially seems funny, but whom you would probably hate being around for more than 30 seconds in real life.

Combine this with the fact that entire movie is about Google, Googlers, and being "Googly," and it's enough to make you want to go find someone wearing Google glass and punch them in the face.

I mean, kudos to the casting director for putting in some stereotyped diversity (a Chinese guy who was raised by a Tiger mom, a white guy addicted to his smartphone, and an Indian chick who might as well be named Mindy Kaling), but let's be honest - if it were a true representation of engineers at Google, there would be way less white people and more Chinese and Indians.

Part of my distaste for the movie could be due to the extremely long and uncomfortable stretch of time I spent avoiding eye contact with my mother as we watched the strip club scene, but even without her presence, it really could have used an editing eye. And some more writers.

Final word: Combine Old School without Will Ferrell and Monsters University without any surprise twists and you have this totally unoriginal, marginally funny movie. 

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