Some movies get a bad rap merely by being misclassified. The Internship is billed as a raucous comedy, and the previous films of its stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson probably reinforce that expectation. On that score, it’s already received some negative press and poor showing at the box office. But it’s really more of a feel-good story with some laughs thrown in, and on that score it’s a perfectly enjoyable little movie.
Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are old-school wristwatch salesmen who are fantastic with people, but know nothing about technology – to them, a Blackberry is still just a fruit. When their boss shuts down the company because "no one uses watches anymore," things don’t look good – with their lack of skills, new employment will be hard to come by.