We’re the Millers (Review)

September 25, 2013 7:44 pm

Have you ever wanted to see what would happen if you put a drug dealer, a stripper, a runaway and a virgin into a RV for a “vacation” in Mexico?

Then ‘We’re the Millers’ is perfect for you.

‘We’re the Miller’s follows David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) as a small-time drug dealer who, after losing all his pot and money, is forced to go see his boss (Ed Helms). He is offered a ‘solution’ that will cover all his problems: to pick up a “smidge and a half” of marijuana in Mexico. To avoid suspicion at the borders, he rents a fake family – The Millers, however things don’t exactly pan out…

The movie has one job, to make people laugh, and for the most part it succeeds quite well. The cast is above reproach and they certainly make the most out of the screenplay that’s been handed to them. Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, School of Comedy) in particular stands out for me. His dorky character is played in a way you just can’t help but laugh. Jason Sudeikis (Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses) also does very well in this film by spouting off hilarious one-liners and charming his way through poor screenwriting. While Jennifer Aniston’s (no introduction necessary) “strip tease” was a little unnecessary, I can see its appeal to the male demographic watching this movie. As for Emma Roberts (Wild Child, Nancy Drew), her moment of fame came when an unspeakable and definitely embarrassing scene arose involving her, her fake mum, her fake brother and erm.. Tongues.

Jennifer Anniston

Overall this movie had its moments and whilst predictable it fits the bill as a comedy. This movie may not be something I’d watch repeatedly but one I think I will remember.

8/10 Stars

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