After watching the newly released first clip from The Internship, starring Wedding Crashers duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, it’s becoming more and more perplexing to me as to why this movie is being billed as a comedy. Of course, I’m just being facetious here, but still, where’s the funny? Having unveiled two lamentably humourless trailers prior to this sloppily executed scene (three, if you include the international one), The Internship looks like it can use some much needed on-the-job training itself. Obviously, it’s a bit too late for that, since the movie is already in post-production and slated to be released in U.S. theatres on June 7th. Still, here’s hoping for a turnaround miracle.
In gist, the clip features Vaughn and Wilson as two unemployed salesmen taking part in a hopelessly inept interview with Google. A far cry from the natural chemistry displayed in Wedding Crashers, this is a messy, forced, and altogether cringeworthy two minutes of awkward comedy. Check out the clip below immediately following the film’s official plot synopsis.
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.