'The Internship': What do two real-life interns think of the movie?(Read article summary)
Two of the Monitor interns check out the Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy. Did the film win them over?
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“The Internship" stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and chronicles the adventures of two middle-aged salesmen who score internships at Google. It recently raked in a little more than $18 million during its opening weekend. Monitor critic Peter Rainer gave it a C-, noting that "there’s a potentially good comedy to be made about old-school guys trying to make a go of it in a youth-dominated digital marketplace" but that the movie squanders its promising premise.
But how would two real-life interns feel about the film? Two Monitor interns, Colby Bermel and Casey Lee, decided to check out the movie this past weekend. Here they discuss the film, life lessons as imparted by Vaughn and Wilson, and PB&J sandwiches.
Colby Bermel: I was very excited to see this movie. When I saw the trailer a few months ago, I cried tears of joy for two reasons. One, the return of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. And two, the whole premise of the movie, which really tickled my fancy.
Casey Lee: I don’t know, Colby. I wasn’t that excited when I heard about it. I don’t think Vince Vaughn is that funny. I also pretty much hated “Wedding Crashers.” I was excited to see Stiles from “Teen Wolf” have a movie moment! But it was good timing, seeing as I am an intern at the moment. Since a group of friends were going, I figured it was a good time to be social.
Colby: Yes, being social is always a good thing. Wait, who’s Stiles? And what is “Teen Wolf”? Apparently I'm unaware of what's on TV these days.
Casey: “Teen Wolf” was a movie in the olden days, like, when our parents were young-ish. But now it’s a show on MTV and I secretly LOVE it. Stiles is the best friend to the main character; he is brilliant and super funny.