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NY1 Movie Review: "The Internship"

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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson re-team in "The Internship," a new comedy where they play 40-somethings vying for a job amongst a bunch of computer-savvy teens at Google. NY1's Neil Rosen filed the following review.

It was back in 2005 that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson starred in the successful comedy "Wedding Crashers." Now, eight years later, they've reunited for a new film called "The Internship."

Vaughn and Wilson play two down-on-their-luck salesmen who've just lost their jobs. Feeling that they have no future, Vaughn convinces Wilson that they should apply for an internship at Google.

During a hilarious online interview, they somehow manage to talk their way into getting the gig. Arriving at Google headquarters, they immediately realize it's not going to be easy, because out of the hundreds of interns, only a few will be selected for employment at the end of the program.

Vaughn and Wilson have undeniable chemistry, and their patter, as they interact with a group of brainiac kids, is extremely funny. It's a fish-out-of-water premise, as these two guys have absolutely no idea what they're uber-intelligent younger teammates are talking about when it comes to the world of computer programming, codes and apps. Conversely, these young geniuses are clueless as to what Vaughn and Wilson are saying.

Although our forty-something heroes have no computing knowledge, they try to fake their way through. But the computer geeks have no social skills, something that Vaughn and Wilson's characters excel at. So maybe these two groups just might be able to learn a thing or two from each other.

Vaughn not only stars here, but he also co-wrote the script. Watching him and Wilson, two dinosaurs amongst a sea of smart teenagers, trying to adapt to an alien world they know nothing about, is brilliantly executed from a directorial, casting and screenplay standpoint.

It's very funny and wildly clever, and the acting, not only by Vaughn and Wilson, but by the team of teens they're working with, are right on target. It's even heartwarming at times, and it's funnier than Wedding Crashers.

Neil Rosen's Big Apple Rating: 3 1/2 apples ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP