'The Internship' doesn't make good on its promising storyline

( PG-13 ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

'The Internship' stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as older Google interns who try to succeed in a youth-dominated environment.

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'The Internship' stars Owen Wilson (l.) and Vince Vaughn (r.).

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, hoping no doubt to recap their “Wedding Crashers” vibe, reteam in “The Internship.” This time, instead of a wedding, they’re crashing the corporate precincts of Google, where they jawbone their way into internships after the bottom drops out of their salesmen gigs.
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 director Shawn Levy and screenwriter Jared Stern overdose on moronic excursions, including an outing with the two guys and their 20-something fellow interns (the company calls them “Nooglers”) at a strip club. And Google, the corporate entity, is so lovingly portrayed that the film itself resembles nothing so much as a massive product tie-in. Grade: C- (Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language.)

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