We're the Millers: Movie Review
"We're the Millers" does one thing good and that is make you laugh out loud. And that factor alone, in our opinion, is worth the entry price. But if you are expecting something serious, something morally good or at least a film with a decent story to begin with, then "We're the Millers" will definitely disappoint. Because strictly speaking, this is mindless comedy with hit after hit of slapstick, uncensored one-liners greatly delivered by the cast. In short, comedy gold.
David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer who, in order to pay a huge debt to his supplier Brad (Ed Helms), must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), as well as streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), David devises a foolproof plan to evade the border authorities. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV and we have the “Millers” - a goofy family out on "vacation" headed south of the border for the Fourth of July weekend.
On paper, "We're the Millers" sounds all too familiar with a dysfunctional family on a road trip in an RV. On one level, it is. The story turns out to be predictable from start to finish that we ended up envisioning all the twists and turns the film had. Worse, some of the elements of the story felt beyond belief - even for a comedy. Some actions just didn't make sense especially when it comes to the decisions the bad guys made. For example, it completely boggled us why they never took the drugs back even though they had a chance to take off with the RV more than once. That's the only major qualm we had - the story felt half-baked overall. Everything else was great though. The comedy is the best part especially with Jason Sudeikis at the helm. Almost every joke worked to perfection - dirty or not. The film even had unique moments that people are going to remember like the "kissing scene" and the "spider bite". Overall, even with its disappointing story, we highly-recommend "We're the Millers".
Rating: 4 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- offensively funny
- the cast had wonderful performances
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- story felt halk-baked and predictable even for a comedy
Labels comedy, Ed Helms, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Quinn, movie review, Nick Offerman, We're the Millers, Will Poulter