The Internship

Theatrical Release: June 7, 2013
The Internship


Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

Dove Review

What would you do if you lost your job in mid-life? Well, Billy and Nick wind up taking jobs as interns with Google. As they explore their “Googliness”, they compete with their team against several others to win a place on staff at the monolithic search engine company. Billy and Nick learn to work with their young team to solve problems and build a positive spirit in their less than confident compatriots.

Many positive themes abound here such as “you can do anything you set your mind to”, thinking outside of the box and that the value of wisdom and experience are to be heeded. Unfortunately, a few things spoil this otherwise likeable movie. First, this is a two hour commercial for Google, second, the overt sexuality is unnecessary and third, the language is foul and plentiful. Due to the unsavory content in this film, we cannot recommend it for the family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man/woman spend the night together; Man/woman kiss; Several sexual innuendos; Man makes moves on a woman in a mattress store; Lap dancing in a strip club
Language: F-1; S-22; G-5; A-7; J-3; H-12; D-7; SOB-4; GD-4; B-5; BS-5; Slang for male and female genitalia.
Violence: Slapstick violence with men fighting; Punches to the groin;
Drugs: Alcohol used several times; Drunkenness
Nudity: Scantily clad women in strip club; Woman in body forming outfit; Cleavage
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Vince Vaughn & Jared Stern
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 119 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe