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Overall C

Necessity forces unemployed salesmen Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) to try a new career path. But their attempt to secure employment by taking an internship at Google will require these old dogs to learn some new, high-tech tricks.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Internship

Billy and Nick stop one of their teammates from sending a picture of his male anatomy to a girl. What repercussions can this kind of exposure have on a person in the future? Could pictures of drunken parties, illegal activities or other bad behaviors influence possible prospects with employers or college application officers? Why is it important to remember that once a picture is posted a person no longer has control over who sees it?

Why does Billy seem to continually sabotage his success? Can it be easy to think things will get better in the future without actually doing things in the present to help make that happen?

What do these two buddies teach their teammates about working together? What life experience do they bring to the team? How do their skills help the team succeed? Are their things that can only be learned by living through them?

How has the digital age affected the way we see the world? Do people spend too much time looking at life through a screen rather than seeing it in first person? Although people can be connected to others around the world with the use of new technology, how can these same devices also isolate them from others?

What do these interns learn about the importance of people—especially those who seem to be less important than them?