Yes, this comedy about a pair of washed-up watch salesmen who land a month's work experience at Google is utterly corrupt (the search engine supplied ideas and locations, key themes and swanky kit; their co-founder has a cameo; tax avoidance is not a plot point).
But then Shane Meadows's Somers Town was bankrolled by Eurostar and that turned out swell; just because this is so blatant and lowbrow should not be due reason to damn it.
And indeed the Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn chemistry still bubbles away cheerily as they head into their mid-40s, and Max Minghella flexes some unexpected comedy chops as the despicable Brit keen to turn his own internship into a full-blown post. So it's a shame about the token role for Rose Byrne (a workaholic coaxed from careerism by Wilson's butterscotch charms), as well as the extended central scene in a lap-dancing club. Getting explicit sponsorship from Google is one thing; acting as an extended ad for Silicon Valley's finest strip joint does seem a bit seedy.
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