Blu-ray review: The Internship

RAEWYN HALLETT
Last updated 09:38 20/11/2013
Blu-ray review: The Internship
Blu-ray review: The Internship

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REVIEW: The Internship
(20th Century Fox, )

With the use of artistic license, the film takes a fun and competitive spin on Google's internship programme that annually attracts 40,000 applicants for the 1500 positions.

Two lead characters, played by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, stand out from the crowd of brilliant young minds due to fast talking, original views, and life experience. This provides the unique opportunity to turn a hypothetical interview question about getting "stuck in a blender" into an actual scenario, to gain them a place amidst the brightest up-and-coming minds.

Thematic tension between youthful intelligence and life experience provides the predominant humour, insomuch as highlighting the dichotomy between the two. The internship youth culture, with references to the X-men and Harry Potter franchises prove a conundrum to the veterans, whilst the world of adult entertainment and strip clubs are a revelation to the fresh-faced Google geeks.

Despite polar differences in personality, the young interns learn to interact as a team, and gradually recognise the value of the veterans' life experience, subsequently allowing them to lead and motivate them as a team.

Perhaps a not so subtle upside for Google is that this colourful film advertises the Silicon Valley campus as a fun place to work and learn, not in just an intellectual environment, but where diversity and exceptional entrepreneurship is celebrated.

The Internship is filled with great anecdotes which hold valuable life lessons, however do not be fooled into thinking this is a movie you should share with the kids! The M rating does not quite prepare one for the very long and explicit nude scenes in the middle of what is an otherwise innocuous movie.

This comedy appeals to an audience of both young and old, with an overarching message of valuing each other.

 

Thanks to Universal Pictures  we have copies of The Internship to give away on either DVD or Blu-ray. 

How to enter: To enter the competition, all you have to do is tell us who stars in the film?

Email the answers to competitions@stuff.co.nz  with your name, address, post code and phone number before 10am on November 25 to go in the draw. Please ensure the email subject line says The Internship.

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