On paper the teaming of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in a summer-season comedy seemed like money in the bank. After all, Wedding Crashers did over $200 million at the box office during the summer of 2005.
The Intership, due out on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet) on Oct. 22 from 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment only managed to pull in just $44.6 million during its multiplex theatrical run this summer. The ARR is 137 days.
Two problems. One, a truly dreadful trailer — it actually made you not want to see the film. And two, a padded script without focus … and who cares about Google as the subject matter for a comedy!
As to bonus features, both the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKUs have an unrated viewing option (this is a typical studio strategy of cutting an R-rated comedy down to PG-13 to “maximize the audience” during its theatrical launch), commentary from director/producer Shawn Levy (best known for Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) and the featurette titled “Any Given Monday.”
Exclusive to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack are deleted scenes.
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