We’re the Millers (2013) Movie Review

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  • Rating – R
  • August 2013
  • Director – Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Jason Sudeikis – David Clark
  • Jennifer Aniston – Sarah/Rose
  • Will Poulter – Kenny
  • Ed Helms – Brad Gurdlinger
  • Nick Offerman – Don Fitzgerald

 

You Know What I’m Saying

Here’s some random useless information. In 2006, New Line actually announced that Steve Buscemi was going to be the main character as the pot dealer. Nothing was heard of the film until 2012, where Jason Sudeikis (Hall Pass) and Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses) were to star. Now here we are with We’re the Millers with added cast Will Poulter (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Emma Roberts (It’s Kind of a Funny Story). So far, this comedy has made an estimated 178,944,000 world wide, on a $37,000,000 budget (Box Office Mojo). Not too shabby. Should we go meet the Millers?

Millers at the border

You Guys are Getting Paid

Pot dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) just got robbed of all his money and drug stash. Now, being in debt to his boss, Brad Gurdinlinger (Ed Helms), has to smuggle some marijuana from the Mexican border to pay him back. Trying to figure out how to cross the border with the drugs, he comes up with the plan of having a fake family. David comes to a revelation that families are never stopped for questioning. So, he recruits an 18 year old socially awkward Kenny (Will Poulter), whose mother went out on a drink a week ago. Then hires Casey (Emma Roberts) a homeless girl for a $1,000 to be his daughter. Finally, David convinces Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a broke stripper in his building to be his fake wife and the mother to her kids. Can the Millers pull it off and smuggle the weed across the border?

Rose Dancing
I’m Okay with That

Not for everyone, but We’re the Millers know their audience. The comedy is crude and sometimes in your face (Kenny’s spider bite). The action is poor and story is predictable, but that is not the purpose of hthe film. This is not a heart warming comedy drama, or a stoner movie. With this being said, I still almost choked out on my popcorn from laughing. According to my girlfriend, she laughed so hard at some scenes that she had trouble breathing.

The immediate story is interesting, where a bunch of strangers had to get together, pretend to be a family and smuggle drugs across the border. This creates opportunities to make many memorable scenarios, which the movie takes it and runs with it. Not all scenarios, but most work. I mean how many times do you see a skinny white boy do the rap part of Waterfalls from TLC?

The Millers family have a good chemistry together and it just adds to the comedy when they play off each other. Out of everybody, Will Poulter as Kenny stood out because he played his character so well. Plus more of the funnier jokes were based on him being a naive 18 year old virgin.

Kenny's Bingo
I Can’t Feel my Bingo

If you find movies like Reno 911, Horrible Bosses, The Heat, Step Brothers, and Miss March funny, then you should absolutely meet the Millers. The scenes are laughingly memorable. It is worth seeing it in the theaters at full admission. I’ll probably end up buying the DVD, because it is re-watchable movie. Remember this is a R film, so leaving the kiddies at home might be a good idea. Plus when the film ends, you get treated to nice set of outtakes.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • Always ask in Mexico if something is in pesos or dollars
  • Learn how to kiss from your mother and sister
  • If you want big balls, have a spider bite you there
Other Files to check:
  • The Heat
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Miss March
  • Sex Drive
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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