Google has debuted on the big screen as part of the ensemble in the comedy film “The Internship,” starring the duo Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn of “Wedding Crashers” fame. The new movie revolves around two unemployed salesmen who become Google interns.
Last month, the search giant invited its employees and interns and the media at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco for a special private screening. After watching the film, the press no longer needed to state the obvious. It confirmed their doubt that “The Internship” is a Hollywood sales pitch for Google.
NOTE: Some spoilers hereafter.
With the movie centering on Google, it is natural to showcase the company’s products end-to-end. In some parts, “The Internship” covers a couple of Google products and services: Android smartphones, Google Docs, Google+ Hangouts, Gmail, Search, a Samsung Chromebook, and its self-driving car.
While there are no Microsoft devices in the film, some actors used Apple Macbook Pro laptops. Technology and pop culture are widely distributed throughout the film. There are references to Facebook, Instagram, X-Men, and more.
Google CTO and co-founder Sergey Brin has two cameo appearances, including one where he talks.