The Internship

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When two middle-aged watch salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) suddenly find themselves unemployed - and with nothing to show for their years of enthusiastic peddling - they apply to the internship program at corporate giant Google, a domain dominated by tech-savvy college-age kids. Director Shawn Levy, working from a script co-written by Vaughn, strains to wring laughs from the generational and cultural divides. But humor and inventiveness are in short supply in this predictable comedy, while a topical message concerning the virtues of adaptability and perseverance in difficult economic times is canceled out by a stream of vulgarity and off-color references.

Watch out for: An implied nonmarital encounter, several uses of profanity, at least one rough term, frequent crude and crass language, considerable innuendo, passing approval of a same-sex relationship.

Rated: L, limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013