Owen Wilson, left, and Vince Vaughn in a scene from the movie The Internship.
Owen Wilson, left, and Vince Vaughn in a scene from the movie The Internship. Phil Bray - Contributed by Picselect

Movie review: The Internship

IT HAS been eight years since Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson last starred in a comedy together.

And I think that's just enough time to make fans miss the duo enough to make The Internship a welcomed return to the big screen.

The funny men teamed up to much hilarity in The Wedding Crashers play watch salesmen Billy and Nick who, after their company folds and they find themselves unemployed and outdated, apply for internships at web giant Google.

While The Internship is essentially a huge marketing tool for Google, the company is able to poke fun at itself with terms like "Googliness" and geeky staff Quidditch matches (a fictional game played in the Harry Potter novels).

Unlike Old School, the humour in The Internship is mostly light-hearted fun that steers clear of raunchy set-ups (aside from one scene at a strip club).

But keep an eye out for cameos by Vaughn and Wilson's mates like Will Ferrell, Rob Riggle, Josh Gad and BJ Novak.

Anyone from Gen X or the Baby Boomer generation will identify with Billy and Nick's frustration with the new digital age and the latest generation of smug, tech-savvy 20-somethings.

Vaughn, who also co-wrote the screenplay and is a producer, has struck a chord with his comedic take on the widening generational technology gap.

And the moral of The Internship is a good one: people skills will never be out of date.

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The Internship

  • Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Aasif Mandvi, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Josh Brener.
  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Rating: M
  • Stars: 3/5