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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Darkmatters Review: The Internship

The Internship (12a)

Dir. Shawn Levy

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

"We’re looking at some sort of mental “Hunger Games” against a bunch of genius kids for just a handful of jobs."

It's tough out there trying to find good job at the moment – and harder still if you’re not a hotshot young graduate… So meet Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) old school salesmen whose careers have been cut short by the fact that ‘everyone buys online’. In a bid to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at high tech Google HQ…

Can these ex ‘Wedding Crashers’ cut through the battalion of brilliant college students and bag the job against some of the most elite, tech-savvy young geniuses?

"big brother is watching"

Director Shawn Levy brings a lot of funnies to this warm-hearted buddy comedy which takes place mostly inside Google's Silicon Valley headquarters – and which serves as a pretty awesome advert for the company in the process!?

Vaughn and Wilson deliver convincing chemistry as the pair of lifelong pals and their rapport is infectious, plus the material really works in their favour as the film charts the divide between Billy and Nick and their younger teammates.

Interested in an internship at Google – here’s a few questions to try (just answer yes or no):

Having a drink with you boss?

Taking food home from work?

Dating a co-worker?

If you answer ‘yes’ (as Billy and Nick do) to any of the questions – you might not have the ‘Googliness’ which the company is looking for. But maybe the older guys are exactly what Google need to combat the rampant uptightness?

"Yes they play 'real life' Quidditch!"

Packed with 80’s film references and a solid work ethic ethos – The Internship is a rare gem of a comedy that is really funny and doesn’t have to swear or be overly crude all the time…

This is an Internship you really should apply for!

Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:


(4 - Nothing ruins a party like the end of the world!)...

Awesomeness öööö – funny and joyful scenes abound

Laughs öööö –  good times

Horror ö – not too nasty

Babes ööö – Byrne as the teacher who pole dances is just wow

Spiritual Enlightenment öööö – generations can resource each other


Enter the Darkmatters competition here

Check The Internship facebook page here

Rose Byrne

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