We’re The Millers (2013)
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Jason Sudekis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter
Summary: After his drug dealing business takes a hit, small-time pot dealer David Clark is forced by his boss to smuggle marijuana over the Mexican border. In order to draw attention away from himself, making it more likely for him to get across the border, David creates a fake family consisting of a stripper and two local teenagers.
Rating: 3.5 ginger snaps
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Phoebe: Let me start of by saying that this film was a lot better than I anticipated it to be, and a lot funnier too. I expected it to be one of those cliché comedies drowning in bad sex jokes, which it was in a sense, but it was done very cleverly. Since Dodgeball (2004), Rawson Marshall Thurber hasn’t really made a worthwhile movie, until now that is. We’re The Millers is a fun, very entertaining movie which could get a laugh from anyone.
The jokes were consistently hilarious throughout the entire film, though a few were slightly over the top and predictable but still very funny. All of the characters have very funny parts which I find is very rare in comedies, usually the humour just revolves around one particular character.
The plot is very predictable, yet you forget about that when you are watching from the shear amount of belly-aching comedy for me I think the worst thing about it was the fact that David (Jason Sudekis) ends up falling in love and being with Rose/Sarah (Jennifer Aniston), I think it made the whole plot seem even more unrealistic than before.
The acting was great. Jason gives a great performance as a selfish drug-dealer who, at first, only lives for himself and nobody else. Jennifer Aniston, as always, is hilarious as an unrealistically maternal stripper. Emma Roberts plays the part of a typical, moody ‘I’m pretending not to care but I actually do’ teenager fantastically and Will Poulter is a riot, playing a shy, well behaved young man who just wants to feel included.
All in all, I very much enjoyed We’re The Millers. Although over the top at times, it was the subtle humour that really made me keel over. I would definitely recommend it, especially to people who are fans of witty humour and need a film that will make them cry with laughter.
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