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Lee's Review: "The Internship"

7:24 AM, Jun 7, 2013   |    comments
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(WLTX) - Nick and Billy are the Internet's latest casualties. Online shopping has endangered the sales trade and removed them from the work force. So what do they do now? They assimilate by becoming interns at Google! Their reasoning may not be too rational - but it provides plenty of opportunity for a couple of old-timers to bring their hardware wisdom to a software world.

Upon arrival, Nick becomes enamored with a member of the staff while Billy loads up on all the free food. Google looks like the greatest place to work on Earth! But only five percent will land jobs there. Do these dinosaurs stand a chance? Perhaps...if they surround themselves with the right team. Fortunately, there are a few other outcasts with stronger binary foundations. All they need is someone to show them how to be cool. Can a deal be struck?!

For anyone expecting a "Wedding Crashers" sequel or remake (Google Crashers?), you'll be severely disappointed. With writing credit to his title, Vince Vaughn dominates every conversation with his usual, fast-talking, obnoxious idiocy. Only, this time, it sounds more improvised than usual.  Therefore, I can't help but think that his written contributions were primarily off the top of his head. On occasion, he's funny. But, as a rule, he annoys much more than he amuses.

As for the rest of the film, it has its moments - but none that will stay with you when it's over. In fact, sentimentality practically consumes all the comedy in the end.

Not a complete waste of time.  But, like most internships, this movie should remain an unpaid event.

By Lee O. Smith, News19 Movie Reviewer

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