Seeing Vince Vaughn on a poster with Owen Wilson screams trouble. What on earth could these two Google crashers be up to in "The Internship"?
Whether working for a tech company when they know nothing about computers, stealing free food, or fraternizing with hot dotcom execs — Vaughn is the hapless the guy behind the mayhem.
He's proven himself a notoriously terrible BFF when it comes to roping his onscreen friends into shady situations. Here's a list of the top 5 reasons you should hit the road if in your next movie, Vince Vaughn rolls up as your bestie:
1. He makes you the founder of a misfit fraternity you never wanted to join.
The 2003 modern classic "Old School" wouldn't be what it was if the Vaughn-inator hadn't come up with the idea of creating an old man's fraternity for his best buddy, Mitch, played by Luke Wilson. "Beanie," as Vaughn's character is known, does it because he's married, bored and has too many kids. When life starts falling apart with drunken parties, naked streaking and K-Y wrestling tournaments that lead to the death of one of their pledges, it becomes clear Luke is the one who should have put on the earmuffs.
2. He makes you crash weddings when you've got no game.
Can't these Wilson brothers take a hint? When it's not Luke, it's Owen, in "Wedding Crashers" who takes the bad advice from Vaughn's character to crash just one more big party before they retire as the guys who pick up chicks at wedding receptions. Someone's got to teach this guy to lock it up before they both get caught and pounded by Bradley Cooper.
3. He wants you to kill your wife when you find out she's a spy.
Not even Brad Pitt is defenseless when it comes to smooth-talking Vince. When Pitt's character finds out his wife – played by Angelina Jolie – is actually a spy in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," it's his best buddy Vince who tells him to track her down and annihilate her – as in "You've got to take this bi--- out head on!" Uh, not quite the marital counseling pep talk one would expect from a friend. Poor Angie!
4. He makes you join a dodgeball team and embarrasses you in front of your friends.
If you like hanging out in a dilapidated gym on the verge of bankruptcy, the last thing you should to do is join their dismal dodgeball team after a pep talk from Vince Vaughn. This will only lead to embarrassment, near failure and a whole lot of heartache (and a few bonks in the head with a wrench!). In "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," Vince's character, the owner Average Joe's gym has to rally his misfit clients to win a competition so he can save his gym. Wouldn't it just be easier to sell?
5. He puts you on the black list of the Channel 4 News Team
Just one loud mouth comment from a friend like Wes Mantooth, played by Vaughn, gets you and your posse in a full on street brawl in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." When Vince confronts Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, over ratings, things turn ugly in San Deeago. Just because someone says something bad about your mother, doesn’t mean the things need to escalate quickly, even if Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!