We’re the Millers is a refreshing diversion from a summer platter of Superheroes, Robots, Zombies and annoying blue creatures. It plays like a modern National Lampoon’s Vacation film with raunchier, edgier material, while maintaining a family-comes-first message. But make no mistake about it, this isn’t a movie for the younglings.
David Clark ([tooltip text=”Horrible Bosses, Saturday Night Live” placement=”top”]Jason Sudeikis[/tooltip]), is a small-time drug dealer caught in a tough position with his boss/supplier. David is robbed of his “merchandise” and cash when attempting to prevent the mugging of a homeless teenager, Casey ([tooltip text=”Aquamarine, Nancy Drew” placement=”top”]Emma Roberts[/tooltip]). David’s boss, Brad Gurdlinger ([tooltip text=”The Hangover, The Office” placement=”top”]Ed Helms[/tooltip]), expects payment, but will forgive the debt plus add a hefty payday if David smuggles a “smidgeon” of pot across the Mexico border.
David has no experience in the drug smuggling business, but while devising a plan, he and a do-good neighbor kid named Kenny ([tooltip text=”The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” placement=”top”]Will Poulter[/tooltip]) notice a family RV receive very little “interest” from a traffic cop. An idea is born. David hires Casey and Kenny, along with Rose O’Reilly ([tooltip text=”Wanderlust, Friends” placement=”top”]Jennifer Aniston[/tooltip]), a local stripper who could use the cash to settle her own financial woes. The Miller’s family-up and head to Mexico.
A small amount of pot turns into an RV stuffed full of pot, but the Millers are determined to cash-in. Along the way, the Millers are chased by an upset Mexican Cartel and are inadvertently buddied up with an overzealous RV family, of which the father just so happens to be a DEA agent.
We’re the Millers pushes the raunchy humor without being just plain gross. The most memorable scenes involve Will Poulter in an uncomfortable kissing scene with “mom” and “sis”, and laugh-out-loud spider bite in the family jewels. Poulter’s baby-boy looks are perfectly cast in this role. Then there’s Jason Sudeikis, who’s been silently sitting in a corner waiting for this movie. He shines as David Clark in a performance reminiscent of that other Clark (Griswold), minus the family-first mantra, though he eventually learns the value of a strong family bond. Jennifer Aniston has found her niche in these r-rated comedies and no one’s complaining about her stripping scenes around here.
It’s not something your going to want to gather around with as a family, but it’s got an oddly warm family message about it. Director [tooltip text=”Dodgeball” placement=”top”]Rawson Marshall Thurber[/tooltip] does a fine job inserting something different into a summer box office rife with big budget blockbusters. We’re the Millers is for the less conservative movie-goer hungry for something funny.
HANDS DOWN BEST FUNNY MOVIE OF THE SUMMER SO FAR! Great story everyone played their part to the tea very believable.
I actually enjoyed this movie and was glad to get an opportunity to attend a advance screening! It was really funny and that is funny aside from the scenes shown in the trailers. Funny, awkward, and just full of laugh out loud moments. The chemistry between all the cast members worked well in this film. Jason Sudeikis does some fine acting as David Burke and is a great balance to Jennifer Aniston. Definitely worth the trip to your local theater for an Awesome Summer comedy! 🙂
crazy funny in most spots, i think the daughter stole the movie with her wit, jennifer dancing was extra, glad we saw it
Loved this movie! National Lampoon would be crazy not to hire Jason Sudeikis as Clark Griswold for a remake!
We’re the Millers was pretty frickin’ funny. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments. Jason Sudeikis has really been on a roll in his past few movies. Jennifer Aniston has found a very comfortable spot in these rated R comedies. Will Poulter was cast perfectly in his role as Kenny. I can honestly say that without Kenny this movie would have just been average at best. If you want/need to laugh this is a good choice.