Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are two salesmen who lose their jobs. Desperate for work, they apply for Google’s internship program despite being horrifically unqualified – where they must battle it out with tech savvy nerds to get jobs at Google.
Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language – I think I saw the “Unrated” version because it definitely was not PG-13! I mean, boobies… everywhere!
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are two slick salesmen, peddling top of the range watches for a wholesaler. After their boss (John Goodman) closes the company and leaves them high and dry, they apply for Google’s internship program in a desperate attempt to get back on the corporate ladder. Despite their clear lack of computer literacy, problem solving abilities or honesty, Google strangely accepts them into the program after one short Hangout (it’s like Skype for Google) interview.
Once on Google’s campus, the duo must team up with some outcast nerds that nobody else wanted to complete a set of challenges. If they can win more challenges than the other teams then all of them will be given jobs and the other teams will be sent home smarting (see what I did there?) – despite this being a pretty crappy way of picking potential staff. Buy hey, who am I to argue with Google?!
Needless to say there is a girl involved who isn’t one bit interested in Nick because he’s a 40 year old on an internship, but you know that eventually she’ll fall for him because he’s a lovable 40 year old on an internship. Classic Owen Wilson.
Will Billy and Nick complete the challenges and get their dream jobs (of all of 40 minutes) in Google? Will Nick get the girl like I said in the spoiler above? Will this one giant ad for Google make me buy a Chromebook and a Nexus 7? No… well, maybe
- Light hearted, feel-good movie – if that’s what you’re into
- Wilson and Vaughn are the same as they are in everything
- Utterly predictable and repetitive
- They made me watch a fucking quidditch match!??
There are some people out there that are not sick of Owen Wilson playing the light headed, soft spoken, charming idiot and Vince Vaughn playing the straight faced, fast talking oddball. I am not one of them. While it was entertaining in the first 10 or so movies these characters have clearly run their course. In addition, we are force fed a load of Googley pap, with their stupid caps and their cute nicknames and their free bananas and their seven man bicycle – it’d make ya sick! All in all the cutesiness and hackysack-esque facade is a thin veil over the truth – Google is probably just another evil corporation – take it from me, if a company provides sleep pods for it’s employees, then it more than likely expects them to work through the night. Just another reason why I will never work for Google (Some of the others include my lack of intelligence and/or talent)
So, if you’re in the mood for The Wedding Crashers 2 – or The Google Crashers as I like to call it, then sure, this movie might be right up your alley. But if you’re like me then this movie is one you should probably avoid. 5/10