Vince Vaughn revealed why 'The Internship' was such a crappy movie.
The Atlanta filmed Google propaganda movie, 'The Internship' was a major box office disaster and it really showed Vince Vaughn will do anything for paycheck.
Vince Vaughn explained in a recent Playboy interview, that the The Internship
might not have been as terrible of an idea as you think. Everything went down hill when the studio decided to make the movie PG-13:
Wedding Crasherswas your highest-grossing comedy, bringing in more than $200 million worldwide—perhaps the most ever paid for a hand job under a banquet table.
Right? Crashers is an adult situation comedy. I think that movie did well because it really captures how guys talk—the purple stuff, the explicit tone and language. It was a blast to work with Owen on that. We had never really worked together, aside from a cameo inZoolander, and Crashers just went all-out on the content. You have to do that sometimes in a movie. It’s sort of a relief to people when your characters say things people are thinking but don’t have the nerve to say. When you pull away from that sort of content, it can really mess up a film.
What are you referring to?
Well, The Internship was supposed to be an R-rated comedy. Right before we started shooting, the studio said they wanted to go PG-13. I said I just didn’t see that. I said we’d do it both ways and then make the call. But the ship had sailed, and I found myself in a movie that was PG-13, which was not my initial intent. As an actor you’re not in charge of how those decisions get made, so you find yourself in positions sometimes where you’re making a movie that’s different from what you expected. [Playboy>
The movie industry has changed in the last 10 years. In 2014, the highest grossing comedies were rated R movies. In 2012, 'Ted' and '21 Jump Street' were all extremely popular in the box office not to mention rated R. But, recent history states that PG-13 comedy is a safer option than a rated R one. However, as younger generations are no longer watching TV and are switching to YouTube to find entertainment.
If the movie industry wants to remain relevant they will have to connect with the younger generation even if that means adding a few cuss words.
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