Movie Review: The Internship

the internship 2Who would have thought Vince Vaughn had it in him to write a cute little nerdy movie?

The Internship follows two salesmen, Nick and Billy (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn), who have just lost their jobs and apply to Google for an internship on a whim. They get the internship and then have to compete in teams for full-time positions.

I went to see this movie because my friend had wanted to see it. Driving to the theater, I was bemoaning the fact that I had to see it. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a sweet movie. And it was chock full of nerd references.

I honestly can’t decide who my favorite character is, you guys. Billy and Nick’s team was awesome. You have Neha, the Indian girl who ships all of the things, Stuart (played by Dylan O’Brien of Teen Wolf fame), the too-school-for-cool nerd who is constantly on his phone, Yo-Yo, the home-schooled Asian kid with a tiger mother, and Lyle, the team leader who’s frickin’ adorable. He was such a sweetheart. And I loved how the entire team came together at the end after not getting along (even though I could see it coming).

Now, a lot of these characters are stereotypes, but they prove that they are more than the simple terms I used to define them. I’m not going into it because of spoilers, but I really enjoyed how Nick and Billy brought out their true characters.

I probably found the movie funnier than my other friend, who didn’t catch the nerd references. Toward the end, a character is called Khaleesi and my friend didn’t know what was said. I just turned to her and whispered that it was Game of Thrones and I couldn’t explain it right then and there. There really aren’t that many references, but the ones that are used are so well done that they really enhance the movie.

This is one of those movies where it’s probably better to wait for the DVD since there aren’t any big theatrics that make it better suited to the big screen. But it’s still a great movie and I highly recommend it.

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