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The Internship (AKA Google's 2 Hour Recruitment Video) Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson - 6/7/2013

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  1. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    I didn't see a past thread here, and I tried searching, so I made my own. Please merge if necessary...

    It might not be a 2-hour Informercial for Google... But it sure as hell is a recruitment video. Whoa, there's a ROCKET IN THEIR LOBBY! The food is FREE!!!!! Holy crap, there's a slide! They have crazy pods! They play Quidditch!!!! This place rocks! I want to work there!

    I was actually kind of shocked they allowed Apple Computers in certain scenes... They sure as hell used Samsung Chromebooks, though.

    I don't have the vitriol toward Vince Vaughn that you do, but this story has been done a thousand times. This seemed like an idea Vince had for a story, and he got a company like Google to help finance it in return for making their company look great.

    BTW, have we found your Googleness yet?

    I thought the intern boss was too much of a hard-ass on these two slackers dudes. I don't know. He seemed like he should've been the real heavy and not the nerdy kids.

    And the big bearded programmer who worked on Google Search (Fuck you, spoilers... This movie is predictable)... Oh, that's Josh Gad... he delivered his lines like he was an actual programmer at Google, spreading Googleness. Googleness. Fuck you. It should be mocked (Guess I'm never working for Google).

    But again... Hmm... You know, this felt like Dodgeball with Google.

    And that Indian chick.... Jesus H. Christ. I honestly thought Vince Vaughn was going to bone her in some sick, depraved way. It felt like they were revving up to that part.

    And in regards to your spoilers...

    The split up/get back together scene is such a trope in romantic comedies and hard luck/lovable loser storylines. It's comical. Instead of breaking up,. keep the Intern Boss the hardass. The split up/get back together extended the runtime of this film too much. This was a 2 hour movie. It should've been 1:40 tops... But then again, you wouldn't have seen sweet things like how Google have bikes on campus, and seeping pods, and really awesome working conditions, and hearing that they were one of the best companies in the United States to work for according to Fortune 500 (That fucking line was written by a suit at Google and it made me fucking ill).

    My reaction to the last challenge being sales wasn't laughter... It was "OF FUCKING COURSE... YOU PREDICTABLE PIECE OF SHIT HACK MOVIE!" Then I asked "Why would interns have to sell anyway?" You're not training salesmen, you're training programmers who have the social skills of gnats. Hell, Josh Gad played a dude who was not a fucking people person. Does Googleness mean you have to also be a salesman? No, it means working long hours and having access to everyone' s schedule so you can cyber-stalk them. Having Googleness means a car driving around campus without a driver.

    And yeah, they had over 300 interns, and the only effective teams were the rich kid team and that team of degenerates who came together in the face of adversity. The other people, while fighting for a coveted spot at landing what seems to be a pretty sweet gig at the greatest company that has ever lived, cheer the lovable losers because they were passed over. Yeah, that makes sense. "Oh look, I tried my best, but I'm totally cool not landing a gig at Google because those misfits got it because they learned a moral lesson or some such bullshit. Yeah, cool.

    Oh, the Samsung Galaxy spokesman in this film? Seriously... Worst Actor Ever. He was really bad. His goofiness went over like a fart in church. He tried way too fucking hard. He was only cast because he's a spokesman, and it showed. Not good. Not good at all.

    So yeah, LiddyRules, the ball is in your court.
     
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  2. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    Fuck me, another con job ad agency Cleveland Steamer masquerading as a movie.

    Doesn't the world have enough of this embezzling bilge? Sandler enough fills the quote for humanity.
    There was this scene in Don't Mess With the Zohan where a fight to the death between the two principal characters
    was interrupted so Sandler, John Tuturro and Mariah Fuckin' Carrey could do a 2 minute commercial for those
    piece of shit Sony Erikkson phones.

    I bet this movie is 2 hours of that. I have to torture myself with it.
     
  3. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    Why are you guys talking about an Indian chick in a movie with Rose Byrne and Joanna Garcia in it?
     
  4. Bill Lehecka

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    Both great, but this Indian chick oozed a sexual vibe.
     
  5. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    There was something about her that really worked for me.

    The introduction to Google scene was so ridiculous I wanted there to be Munchkins doing a song and dance.

    It's his cockiness/smarminess. The sense that when he gets on screen, he's thinking "Let me show you how Double V gets it done." And I know that's his character, but a) still? and b) he's so bloated that it looks sad. Now he just seemed like a third rate Denis Leary.

    Gonna try some Googletation tomorrow. Hopefully, that will help me find my inner Google.

    Going back to Animal House, the end was like if the Dean acted the same way but was rooting for Delta House to pull through the whole time. And who was the third person who voted for them? Lyle did. Intern Boss did. But two other people said no.

    I guess they thought they needed the snooty kid- again in the Animal House vein-, but he seemed out of place too.

    It really did feel like parody to me. That part especially. Like if Gad said, "Google Guards! Escort this peon from the premises! And ban his IP for life!!!" and security officers in ridiculous sci-fi suits with the Google colors came and drug him out, that wouldn't have felt out of place at all even though nothing in the movie was anything close to that.

    Me too during that scene where she gets close to him while looking at the Golden Gate Bridge.

    They could have dropped the Rose Bryne storyline and lost nothing. "I want to date you." "No." "I want to date you." "Are you saying I'm lonely and [a bunch of womanly things about wanting to get married and have babies and regretting that they chose a career over getting knocked up that I actually find legitimately offensive, even as a man]?" "Are you?" "Let's go on a date." "That was the best date of my life"

    I bust out laughing. Also, did they not know Sales was going to be part of the competition? Did they not have a schedule? Could they not look up what previous interns had to go through? And what did the Quidditch tournament teach the evaluators? Who can have fun most?

    Who hacked into the Google monitors at the end? Was it one of the team? Were they good enough to do that? Who put together the flash presentation? Wouldn't getting there on time be good enough? Did they do that on the way there?

     
  6. Mags

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    Soooo, you don't like a hot chick simply because she's Indian?

    Gay.



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  7. Bill Lehecka

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    LiddyRules, who put together the flash presentation? It was clearly marked as JibJab.com. You didn't see that?

    Another thing that bugged me on a technical level. Most of the movie was clearly shot in San Francisco... So why in the end credits did FilmGeorgia get a big-ass logo/plug? If they shot in Georgia, they were there for 10 minutes of movie time.

    Also, remember when they introduced the word Googleness and the Noogles laughed... Which was the appropriate response, and hardass intern boss snaps back "It's not a joke..." In a really firm tone as if "No, this is a legitimate word that you must respect!"... That's when the movie completely lost me and became a true recruitment movie with comedic actors.

    And when the sexy Indian chick was discussing cosplay and dressing up as Slave Leia... I almost had to leave the theater and head to the air hand dryer, if I could reference the film.
     
  8. Pigdango

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    Well, since these racist shitbags didn't provide an actress or character name, how am I supposed to know if she's hotter than Rose Byrne or Joanna Garcia?
     
  9. Bill Lehecka

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    Oh, I have a correction. It's not Googleness. It's Googliness. So yeah.
     
  10. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    It was more rhetorical.

    I actually thought the "It's not a joke!!" was a joke. Mocking company culture.

    Pigdango Her name is Tiya Sircar.
     
  11. Bill Lehecka

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    I feel like I'm doing Piggy's job here…

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    Oh no… Googliness it is the most important word in the English language ever invented by Google…
     
  13. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Word or ideology?
     
  14. Mags

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    Yep. Hotter than those two put together.
     
  15. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    Slow down.
     
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    Cracka, please.
     
  17. Bill Lehecka

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    A lifestyle.
     
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    I think I have to agree with WOWmagnet here. She oozed a sexual vibe, almost to the point where it was unbelievable that her character ever had a hard time dating. Like how unbelievably hot Emma Stone was in the new Spider-Man flick.
     
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    I'm actually interested to see this movie now. Not interested enough to actually go see it in a theater, but I may devote 90 minutes to it when it gets to cable. I have this theory in life and in movies that in order to be really angry about something, it has to surprise you. So anything related to this being an advertisement for or celebration of "Google" as a website or a company is sort of off the table as something that would surprise me. However, my theory does have one exception: If that thing that doesn't surprise you happens over and over again, it can lead to anger of a different kind.

    I'll use STTDET as an example. After the misstep with trying to create their own villain, I expected Khan. I was actually excited to see Khan because of who they cast. So I wasn't angry at all about Khan. I expected them to kill a major cast member again. How could they not? Khan was set up as the ultimate ST villain, that it took the ultimate sacrifice to defeat. If they didn't kill anyone, the new, inexperienced crew defeats him easier than the older, more experience crew? Well that makes no sense. Sure, they botched the execution a bit by having Kirk die "too late" in the movie, and were a bit heavy handed by lifting 4 lines from STII, including the KHAAAAAN. But none of that surprised me enough to make me angry. 4 lines is certainly not over the top. The thin line between reverence and remake is tough to get right. It can make a bad movie terrible, like in Superman Returns, or it can make an otherwise great movie just pretty damned good, like STTDET did.

    I'm not trying to re-argue STTDET, Plinkett has spoken. Just trying to explain how my feeble minded head works.

    So in this movie, I would expect a few product placements for upcoming or current Google services and quite a few scenes that show how great it is to work for Google. I mean, that's sort of the plot of the movie, right? Otherwise why put them through all the trials and tribulations of getting a job there if it's not a job worth having? So if you don't want to see a bunch of stuff about how awesome Google is, you really have no business seeing a movie about two men whose last hope at salvation is getting a job at Google. However, there's a certain line that can be crossed where it becomes less about the journey these two character are on and more about Google. Sounds like it may have crossed that line early and often.

    Remember, he said she was hotter than both of them put together. So if Rose Byrne is a 7, and Joanna Garcia is an 8, that makes this chick a 16 out of 10? That's just crazy talk. Sincerely, Literal Piggy.
     
  20. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Or like when Snooty Guy was choosing who he wanted for his team and he chose hot chicks because they were hot and passed over this chick because she...wasn't? Because he's racist? I don't know why. Because she was at least as good looking, if not more so, than the ladies he chose for the team. And she had actual sex appeal, which is rarer than looks and wasn't present in Byrne or Garcia in this movie.

    And this is a Google internship. The chance to work for the greatest organization that has ever existed on the planet Earth. You'd think the chicks who got that opportunity wouldn't be taken in by a guy who demeans them just because he has a British accent. It would be one thing if Snooty Guy was some hotshot computer programmer who wrote a program when he was 15 that earned him like a billion dollars. But, unless I missed a line of dialogue, his only qualification was being Snooty Guy.
     
  21. Party Rooster

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    I think The Net would be a good movie to HitWB. I remember liking it when it came out but it definitely doesn't hold up. Not because of the dated technology, but it was really cheesy with that whole "ghost" thing, the shitty rock music, and the glaring plot holes. I'd also like to see SOS 's take on it, he seems to know about that era of technology. And I'm making this post here because the technology theme reminded me of it.
     
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    Sounds good. Pick a date and we'll all show up to watch it and then wonder where you are. :action-sm
     
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    I am so happy my instincts on this shit pile were correct. Here's my post from the other thread:


     
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    Fuckhead.











    :action-sm
     
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  25. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Prior to the nonsense, STTDET (??) wasn't a great movie. It was a good space action movie, at best.

    In a bizarre way, I think the Google thing almost helped the movie. Because if they weren't working at Google and were just working at some random Google-esque company, it would have just been one of the worst comedies I've seen in years. But by making it Google, it gave it that extra bit of ridiculousness that allowed me to laugh at it. You know, that extra garnish of bad spice that really makes a dish pop.
     

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