Review by Lucía Santiago Dantés
It’s evolution baby!
The more I think about The Internship, the more I like the script! It is a nice blend of comedy, romance, light enternaining story which reflex in some many levels what’s going on in society nowadays; like the generation X versus Generation Y alson known as the Millennial Generation. It also reflects the struggle of today’s economy among americans. we all want to adapt and survive! The script talks to you in so many levels! Perhaps with a few (ok maybe a lot) of stereotypes and hyperbolic moments but still… it works!
Nick (Owen Wilson) and Billy (Vince Vaughn) are a pair of old school salesmen, who suddenly are out of a job as his boss retires and close his wrist watch business not before telling them a few words of advice and truth: they’re both dinosaurs in the new world. Humilliated and feeling defeated in life, Nick goes back to work with his sister’s boyfriend business; while choose a harder path in life: to adapt or die in the world! So Billy decides to knock on Google’s virtual door and sets up an interview for him and his good old pal Nick to try for summer program. Reluctantly, Google accept this “undynamic duo” just to add more diversity to the mix. Nick and Bill are delighted with the acceptance but now they have to compete with a bunch of millennium kids to survive and get the job of their dreams as only the winning team will get the coveted price: a payed internship in Google.
This is the third script written by Vince Vaughn and I must say, this is the best one he has written so far! the 2 stories he had worked before are: The Break up (2006, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston) in which he was credited only to be the creator of the story but Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender are the actual writers of the script; and Couple’s Retreat (2009) where he teams up as a writer with Jon Favreau and Dana Fox. I foresee a brilliant future in Vince Vaughn’s writing skills as he can capture a lot of what’s going on with society.
Watch the film and enjoy a great comedy!