As much as I love the talent in this one, I’ve felt skeptical about this film from the beginning. And this news doesn’t help…
According to a few sources on the web, The Internship just got smacked with a lame PG-13 rating. Will this chance to watch the irreplaceable comedy between stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson be stifled with careful editing? PG-13 ratings are excuses to widen a film’s profitability, but they don’t always work. Studios seem to forget that content is paramount; being afraid of letting the shots speak the way they were filmed doesn’t benefit anyone.
In an attempt to remain optimistic, because I did enjoy Levy’s Date Night, I’ll hope that this script is funny enough to work as both a rated & eventual unrated version.
The Internship opens in theatres June 7th. The following clip corroborates that Wilson and Vaughn haven’t lost an ounce of that precious chemistry that made Wedding Crashers so funny.
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.