Everybody goes through rough patches, but what if yours turned out to be the bast thing that ever happened to you?
There are so many comedies that have us laughing ‘till our sides hurt, but less that keep us laughing while also encouraging us to never give up, without it being a chore to watch. That’s where The Internship (2013) comes in.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in this uplifting comedy about two guys who are down on their luck, but get the big break they deserve.
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson), after learning that their jobs don’t exist anymore, begin to wonder how their sales skills and personable attitudes will fit in. After feeling sorry for themselves for a little while, Billy has an idea to get them out of their slump...
“Google” is Billy’s great idea, and after some thought, but mainly due to the hatred for his obnoxious boss (Will Ferrell), Nick gets on board and the duo head to Google for an internship.
Once there, Billy and Nick realise that not only are they a little older than everyone else there, but they have absolutely no idea what they’re doing, unlike their team mates.
Their fellow Google interns consist of Lyle (Josh Brener), a Google employee there to help the interns, Stewart (Dylan O’Brien), Neha (Tiya Sircar), and Yo-Yo Santos (Tobit Raphael), who all believe the older gents to have no place at Google; but can Billy and Nick prove them wrong?
The Internship is a brilliant comedy for many reasons, one of them being the cast. Vaughn and Wilson work so well together in this movie, with them both having a similar comedic style but different personalities, making for a brilliant, hilarious rapport between the two.
Additionally, the group of interns Billy and Nick work with all have very distinct personalities, which of course mix together to result in both arguments, as well as genius ideas and smart solutions.
Another reason as to why The Internship is worth the watch, is of course the narrative. While there are many motivational movies out there, this one is somehow a little different.
In amongst the cheesy lines and old metaphors Billy and Nick use, they are almost always right. While the others may have Google smarts, the duo have life experience and a genuine skill for fun in the best of ways.
They know how to work with people, which is more useful than they realise.
As their team stress about the internship’s challenges, the pair know exactly what to say to either cheer them up or get them thinking another way, leading them to solve the problems in front of them.
Billy and Nick’s simple appreciation for life and the wonderful things it can bring you is one of the best things about this film; almost everything they say to their team mates is relatable to general audiences.
The plot also sees the guys struggle with learning new jargon, fitting in, and a myriad of other things, but they do not let it get to them, or at least they try.
There is one scene in which Billy throws in the towel, but after Nick appeals to him and reminds him that not everything goes right, but if you put in the effort and work at it, it isn’t a waste of time or a mistake.
As well as the film’s incredible ability to motivate and uplift, there of course is no shortage of comedy.
Vaughn and Wilson are a great comedic duo, especially due to their lack of knowledge on things like popular movies, which sees them head to a university to look for Professor X, after their team told them he could help them in their challenge to try and get rid of them.
This feature has a lot of heart, and genuinely understands how to be relatable, funny, and motivational all at the same time, which is the perfect combination.
Despite the focus of the film being Billy and Nick’s wish to make something of themselves at Google, this situation can apply to almost everyone; some may wish to start their own business or go for that promotion, and The Internship proves that anything can be done.
The Internship is a wonderfully hilarious and uplifting film, with the perfect cast, amazing narrative, and a subtle yet loud message about how, if you do everything in your power, you can do absolutely anything.
Watch the trailer for The Internship below:
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal