The Internship stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two 40-something schlubs who find themselves laid off and in need of work. In a bit of professional odd-pairing, the two older guys compete for an internship at Google, where the stars of the show are all 20-something geniuses who make the old dogs look… well, old.
The film is directed by Shawn Levy, who made the feel-good flicks Night at the Museum, Real Steel, Date Night and Cheaper by the Dozen. Co-starring are actors like Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Max Minghella (The Social Network) Aasif Mandvi (The Dictator), B.J. Novak (The Office) and John Goodman. Watch the trailer above.
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Aside from the fact that it serves as feature-length Google advertisement, The Internship looks to offer the same “safe” observational comedy-with-a-dash-of-drama that Shawn Levy has captured in his other works. This time around the target is, of course, the gap between generations of working professionals from the pre and post-digital eras – but the tone and insights seem pretty much on par with the commentary about married relations in Date Night, or the Father/son politics explored in Real Steel. Mostly harmless material worth a few well-earned chuckles (see: that X-Men Professor Xavier bit).
Of course, some people find Levy’s work to be rather bland, and The Internship does seem like it’s out to change that stigma. While Vaughn and Wilson are once again sharing the screen, Wedding Crashers this film definitely ain’t.
The Internship will be in theaters on June 7, 2013.