Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson won over everyone’s hearts in 2005 film Wedding Crashers, causing us to laugh so hard we could feel a six-pack forming. Now, eight years later, the Vaughn-Wilson duo has reunited to make us laugh once more in the comedy The Internship. The film is directed by Shawn Levy and was written and produced in collaboration with Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern. Writing, producing, and starring in the film, Vince Vaughn shows off the talents he has gained and sharpened throughout his years in Hollywood.
Billy McMahon (Vaughn) and Nick Campbell (Wilson) are middle-aged men forced to seek employment after the company they sell watches for goes out of business, due to the rise of technology. Billy lands both Nick and himself an interview for a summer internship at Google and, despite their lack of experience and qualification, they are both accepted into the internship. Once there, Billy and Nick quickly learn they are competing with the most tech-savvy, fresh-out-of-college geniuses from all around the globe. The interns, or “Nooglers,” are split into teams and given a variety of tasks to complete in a “mental-Hunger Games,” as Nick would phrase it. The members of the winning team are guaranteed positions at Google. Billy and Nick’s team of misfit interns embark on a journey together and quickly realize they could all learn a thing or two about life from one another — despite the drastic age difference between Billy and Nick and the other interns.
The Internship is a witty comedy that is guaranteed to make you laugh. Vaughn and Wilson make a great duo, using sexual innuendos, vulgar comments, and sly comebacks that emphasize the generational gap presented in the film. Throwing themselves amongst the most tech-savvy generation, Nick and Billy stand-out to show just how drastically technology has changed the world. Although they are surrounded by technology, Nick and Billy find a way to show the other members of their team the joys of the good-old-days, when life was simpler and people connected with one another. The Vaughn-Wilson comedic duo proves that age is just a number, and as long as you have a passion, you can achieve greatness (and have a laugh or two along the way).<