Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two salesmen, Nick and Billy, who have been booted from their jobs as watch salesmen due to the times catching up on them. With no other skills or ways to get a high-paying job, they decide to take on an internship at Google.
While their lack of computer knowledge and absolute ridiculous answers clearly should not even get them an internship, their charismatic charm and life experiences are unique compared to the 20-something years old competing.
If you enjoyed the back-and-forth conversations Vaughn and Wilson had in Wedding Crashers you will not be disappointed as there are many scenes with the two bouncing off each other with funny, zany and insightful humour. The way they react is about the same as you’d expect they would in Wedding Crashers, Vaughn with the over-the-top fast-paced lines with Wilson coming back with witty sarcasm.
The main focus of the flick is the generation gap between the two heroes and the group they are forced to be with. They get the stereotypical nerd, loner, foreigner, and sexually charged girl with no experience. At first it seems like there is no way they can co-exist, but eventually they start to teach other how to get the group flowing with synergy.
Sex, alcohol, and some studying on the side.
Overall it’s a fun time, not the greatest comedy and not as raunchy or vulgar as their previous film. The way everything comes together is slightly predictable. However, Wilson and Vaughn with a young cast and special appearances along the way by Will Ferrell, John Goodman, and others, make it well worth the price of admission. It can be insane humour one moment and then a realistic look at how young adults and adults are battling in society against each other. Right now there’s nothing funnier in theatres.
20th Century Fox
Run time of 119 minutes
In theatres now