A career comedy that clicks

A career comedy that clicks


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Photo: Phil Bray
The Internship is not only a good way to spend two hours, but an excellent advert for working at Google.

The film centres on two middle-aged salesmen, Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson) and Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn), who are fired by their watch company and are forced to find something else - and quick. In crisis, they sign up for a Google internship meant for university students.

They have little computer know-how and are laughed at by the other interns (all gifted students from prestigious universities), but Nick and Billy tap their salesman flair to succeed, one step at a time.

The plot is predictable - you know there's a happy ending - yet there's enough tension in the pair's struggle to keep you hooked, and enough funny material to keep most people chuckling.

Even though the movie is not actually sponsored by Google, it does nothing but paint the Silicon Valley giant in a good light. And the office is a fun setting for a film. Google is known for its flexible working hours, creatively designed workspaces and attractive benefits - not least the free meals at headquarters. You can't help but want to see more.

If Nick and Billy's adventures are anything close to reality - and if I weren't working at Young Post - I would sign up for a Google internship myself.

YP Rating: 3/5

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