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Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are the perfect sales team. With their engaging manner in perfectly staged sales conversations, they have already landed many a major customer. But that's all over in one fell swoop. The company Billy and Nick worked for is bankrupt and the men are unceremoniously thrown out of their comfort zone into the highly competitive job market. Since it's not easy for men in their forties, their friends have to decide on a particularly radical new beginning: they hire as unpaid interns at Google, hoping, thanks to their experience, to get one of the much sought-after and highly paid jobs at the search engine giant. But already at their job interview it becomes clear that it takes more than a loose mouth and some good ideas to prevail against the young computer nerds…
After they conquered the screen as "wedding crasher", Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson try their luck together again. Also in "Prakti.com" the duo appears where they don't belong. Both of them are far too old for an internship - at least that's what their competitors and most team leaders think. And instead of towing bridesmaids away, this time the two friends have to prove that they don't deserve to be pushed onto the sidetrack by the younger technology cracks in the digital age.
What comedy-experienced director Shawn Levy ("Nachts im Museum", "The Pink Panther") presents here is at first glance not much more than an overlong commercial for Google. The search engine giant is virtually omnipresent, the logo is ubiquitous and hardly an opportunity is missed to advertise what Google can do. No wonder that those responsible at Google liked the concept of the film and supported the team wherever possible, for example with a filming permit at Google itself, help with the reconstruction of the interiors and an insight into the working methods of the employees. If you already have a problem with much more subtle surreptitious advertising, "Prakti.com" should be a real super gau for you.
But if you can overlook it, you'll get a nice comedy, which is very well-behaved and strictly follows the scheme F. But at the same time the movie also features some really funny scenes, like a live-action Quidditch game, charming side characters and some nice side blows to youth frenzy and an over-technologized society. It's a pity, however, that the many possibilities Levy would have had here to turn the comedy into a biting satire remain largely unused. Here and there the production approaches the sharp-tonguedness needed for this, but then withdraws into safe and all too brave realms again and again.
So "Prakti.com" is never more than a nice, brave comedy, even in its best moments, which doesn't really hurt anyone, but which also doesn't offer the great cinematic fun you could have expected from this team. If you are not looking for more than two hours of harmless US comedy entertainment, you can confidently apply for this internship. But if you expect some nice jokes, but also something like bite, dramaturgical originality or interesting characters, you should definitely google for another movie!
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