The Internship

2013 PG-13 1h 59m Blu-ray / DVD

The Internship

2013 PG-13 1h 59m Blu-ray / DVD
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Two out-of-work salesmen, lacking the digital-savvy skills they need to find jobs, sign on as interns at a high-tech company. While their new assignment may give them the training they need, it also means staying one step ahead of their ignorance.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Internship follows two unemployed salesmen (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn)-- who've made it to middle age without really accomplishing much of anything -- as they try to make it through Google's rigorous internship program. There's a fair amount of swearing (including "s--t," "p---y," and one "f--k"), and some scenes feature heavy drinking. One scene takes place in a strip club, where an extended joke involves a man ejaculating multiple times after getting lap dances. There's also a romantic subplot with some relatively tame innuendo and flirty banter. But the biggest love affair is between the filmmakers and Google, which is made to seem like the most wonderful place on Earth in this very obvious (and over-the-top) homage to the tech company.

Sexual Content

One scene takes place at a strip bar where people receive lap dances from women in their underwear while other barely dressed women writhe onstage. There's an extended joke about one man ejaculating multiple times after lap dances, though nothing is visible. Some flirty discussions and modest innuendo, plus the implication at the end of a date that a man will sleep over at a woman's house. One tender kiss. A chauvinist ogles and harasses a woman at a mattress store. A joke about a "boob job" and a glimpse of a woman (presumably post-surgery) with large breasts in a tiny bikini. But no actual nudity.


Several men get into a barroom brawl, though none appears to be injured. Another man is punched in the groin.


A fair amount of swearing, including "damn," "goddamn," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "bitch," "d--k," "p---y," and one "f--k."

Social Behavior

The messages are clear -- step away from the device, and engage in life with real people doing real things. Also, enthusiasm and teamwork are awesome. Some implied sexism in the men's choice to take the young recruits to a strip club to celebrate, and a joke about a boob job.


The entire film is essentially a commercial for Google, and many scenes expound on how the company is dedicated to improving the world and the unique qualities that make its employees special. Miller Lite appears to be the beer of choice, since it's the only one anyone is ever seen drinking. Plus: Apple and Lenovo make appearances.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A few scenes show adults drinking beer or wine at meals or while unwinding. One extended sequence shows a group of people getting quite drunk, first at a restaurant and then at a strip joint. They pound tequila shots, and one is later seen passed out. One quick joke about getting "high."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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