Last week we saw “The Intership” and have been experiencing some difficulty getting the written review completed. The biggest obstacle was reading the reviews AFTER I watched the movie and I had to assess what I was thinking and what I saw and what my mood was when watching the movie. Many factors go into the reason we like or don’t like something and the external factors are of great importance when trying to be objective in a review.
Wednesday was somewhat filled with a few Cosmic Cow Pies™, so going to a movie filled with one liners which made me laugh for 119 minutes with Vince Vaughn and Owens was a great time of entertainment. If you are going to the movie for fun, you will enjoy it.
If you have a business, product or service, have been involved in some type of sales, have been laid off you job, just graduated from college, are not 20 to 30 something years old with an attitude and find adjusting to all the technology changes present a challenge, then you will enjoy this film too!
Relax… take the binder off your brain and enjoy the ride… we are all on the same train! Society has baby boomers to millennials which will relate to this film.
The story starts with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, protagonist “salesmen” who have been released from a watch company that has closed down because technology has reduced the need for telling time by looking at your wrist. Thinking about the concept of being tied to the phone is sad in a sense because a watch is on your wrist all day without having to think about it and if you are depending on your phone, the electronic leash has taken over for your source to keep appointments. I do still wear a watch but in the film you will see a boomer receptionist looking at her phone to tell the time when asked what time it is! End of the watch story!
The two middle aged guys are now without jobs and no skills except their last century sales personalities. The movie looks into personal motivation, the ability to adapt and to do what they do best… SELL! In today’s world we are all selling something however the method in which we engage with a consumer has evolved into a new strategy and you will see how the new world and the old world colide to create a BIG BANG.
The movie touches on a lot of emotions, from individual human acceptance, to love and if you are watching you can see how the old school and the new school do have an important roles to play with one another in creating a balanced life in today’s world.
A prerequisite for this movie is to watch Flash Dance.
There many references to the 1983 film, if you have not seen it you won’t “get” some of the funniest, motivational sequences.
Happy Potter concepts show up in a quidditch game with the Interns. I had to explain to my husband about the game with the broom sticks… if you haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books, the Quittach match is a sport that is very important at Hogwarts University. In the Harry Potter series they can fly on the broom sticks… if only google could help us fly!
If you liked Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers you will love them in The Internship. This film is an opportunity for you to let loose and laugh so even if you did not see Wedding Crashers or thought it was stupid try this show in the right frame of mind to get the “social message” and there is one while laughing at the changes in our world.
Does the photo below seem ridiculous to you? Then don’t go see the movie….. unless you want to loosen up and get over being so critical or stuck in your ways. Digital citizens… this is funny to many people so think about getting in our shoes and laugh with us! If you need to have all the technical aspects of a scene correct to enjoy it.. don’t come to this movie.. this is just entertainment with a message of how the aging society is connecting with the new technical wave of digital citizens in a Vince Vaugh and Owen Wilson sort of way.
Favorite one liners:
- People hate people times have changed.
- Strap it in boys you two are dinosaurs.
- You always figure out a way to screw things up and let people down.
- We meet them here?.. A hangout on air?.. in the childrens section of the library?
- Turn being stuck in a blender into an advantage?
- Far more than brain power, googliness, intangible stuff.
- The 12th man on the bench still wears the ring when the team wins.
- We are WYSIWYG
- Flash dance, she spinned herself into our hearts.
- Believe in yoursleves put your leg warmers on and dance your ass off.
- 1st thing on your calender that is regret.
- Dont minimize, don’t cleck that little red x in the corner. The whole american dream thing is just what it is.
- Your imagination is so wild reality is going to be a let down.
- Google has single handedly cramped by ability to BS.
- Life is like a stationwagon sometimes it throws you through the windshield.
- New customers, new franchies all work at the click of a button.
- Connect to people and people to information.
- Their googliness is off the chart.
Conan O’Brien did a hangout on air with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson around Valentines day before the opening and you can really get some insight as to what went into the planning and production with #Google to make it fun, light and include a message! I think we can see our own on the The Internship backdrop between Conan and Owen!
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The Internship is a must see movie for those that love learning and are embracing the change taking place in our world today!
The the trailer does not do the film justice but it’s a start.