The film is the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Though ostracized by fellow soldiers for his stance, he was later acknowledged for his bravery after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa. See pictures from the event below.
- Jimmy Fallon’s daughter was born via surrogate. People
- Vince Vaughn welcomed a new baby boy. USA Today
- Ashley Tisdale is engaged. Just Jared
- Oprah fell victim to racism. The Guardian
- Nicole Scherzinger is back with Lewis Hamilton. Inquistr
- Are Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom having marriage problems? Radar Online
- Kevin Federline married longtime love, Victoria Prince. Us Magazine
- Usher won a renewed custody battle against his ex-wife. Digital Spy
- Brandi Glanville has a new man. HuffingtonPost
- Kim Kardashian & Kanye West aren’t selling their baby pictures. TMZ
- Real World star, Sean Sasser, died of an AIDS related illness. He was Pedro Zamora’s former lover, and bravely became one of the first gay relationships ever seen on television. New York Times
The naysayers know nothing! The Internship is a refreshing reunion of two comedy titans who I’ve longed for since Wedding Crashers. Despite those curmudgeon critics, I went in with an open mind, and I left with all the laughter I looked forward to.
The film follows two laid-off salesman (played by Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn) who are on a desperate quest for a career change after their day jobs have become dated by the digital age. Their search lands them a lucky internship at Google, where their behind-the-ball antics amidst their much more experienced (and younger) peers result in hilarity.
The sweeping undertones of the film are inspiring, playing into an idea that everyone has something to offer, and no matter what our life trajectory, we can always jump off one train in favor of another. It also helps that the Vaughn/Wilson chemistry is comedically unmatched. I’m relatively certain I could watch a looped documentary of these guys having coffee together and still enjoy it. As for the idea that their digital ignorance is dated, or that the story is a gigantic Google ad, this simply doesn’t concern me. I loved every millisecond of this film — and that’s my only judging criteria.
OVERALL RATING: 5/5 DISHES