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Escape the cold and have a chuckle at the Internship
I thought this film would be another convoluted version of Wedding Crashers, which although dull, did still hold out some hope for it to be a passable film. I enjoyed Wedding Crashers, a re-hash while dull would still be watchable.

I was wrong.

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn come together again to ply their comedic trade. Although they seemingly play the same actual characters they do in Wedding Crashers (they are different actual characters, but the same types) and neither of them deviate from what has made them bankable actors, the film is funny, heartfelt and makes you feel good.

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The story and its progression and climax are extremely predictable, you will definitely feel as though you have seen this film before. Probably because you have, several times. All this being said they execute brilliantly, and are supported with an exceptional cast, including Australia's own Rose Byrne.

Owen is the charismatic underachiever striving for so much more out of life, while Vaughn is his usually wise cracking overt people person struggling in a changing world. Together they battle a myriad of kid genius to break into the magical world of Google.

As a warning to viewers this film is one long advertisement for Google, it is a marketing and recruiting campaign the likes of which has not been seen for a while. I wanted to work at Google after I watched the film. So maybe that says something for its effectiveness. Even though this film takes product placement to a new level and is repetitive and predictable it is almost impossible not to like. You will laugh out loud, you will feel for the characters and you will smile at the conclusion, all wrapped in a neat little bow.

This is a good film to fight off the Winter cold, have a laugh and enjoy.
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