Blu-ray Review “The Internship”

internshipActors: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Aasif Mandvi
Directors: Shawn Levy
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) / Unrated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Run Time: 119 / 125 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

When I saw the trailer for “The Internship”, I couldn’t help but to roll my eyes and say “Oh boy”. This film would have been perfect if it was released right after “Wedding Crashers”, which also starred our two leads and the writer and director, but that ship has sailed. This film just seems outdated and these guys are so much better than that. Luckily, I love Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and easily the best part of the movie is both of them just playing off each other back and forth. Worth a view but nothing special as this is quite predictable and way too long. Let’s hope the duo’s next collaboration has a bit more wit.

Official Premise: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up to crash the digital world in this laugh-out-loud buddy comedy you’ve been searching for! Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a hilarious quest to land their dream jobs!

Fox delivers this film as a combo pack including Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD copies. The 1080p transfer in 2.35:1 aspect ratio works for the comedy advantage. It definitely showcases some of California’s impressive locations including Golden Gate Bridge and of course Google’s headquarters. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio track, does what it can with the film’s dialogue and delivers a good sound.

In terms of special features, there isn’t much here like the film itself. There are two cuts of the film included here. The theatrical is 119 minutes and the unrated is 125 minutes. Nothing special if you don’t view unrated. There are a few brief deleted scenes to start. “Any Given Monday” is a fake documentary about the film’s Quidditch Match. There is an audio commentary with director Shawn Levy, though only available on the theatrical cut only. Informational but not a must listen for sure. Lastly there is a theatrical trailer.

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