Movie Review: We're The Millers
Justin Morales wrote this review 3 years and 6 months ago
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Emma Roberts
David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is just your local drug dealer with no worries in the world - even though he is over 30 years old already but he is content with his life. Clark is just the middle man, he works for Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms) and when Clark gets jumped and has his complete stash and cash stolen, he worries that his boss might now take his life. Clark gets kidnapped by two of Gurdlinger's henchman, so now he has a bigger reason to believe his life is in danger. Gurdlinger offers Clark a proposition, if he smuggles just a "smidge" of weed from Mexico back to Colorodo for him, he will let Clark keep his life, have his debt paid off and also pay him $100,000. Clark doesn't have much of a choice and accepts the deal.
Smuggling drugs is no easy deal, especially when you are coming from Mexico and Clark needs to think of a master plan to get this job done. After all, a Mexican prison is no fun. Then it hit Clark after seeing how friendly a cop was to a man and his family after breaking a road law - go to Mexico with a fake family and hope that his family would be good enough to distract border patrol of the weed he plans to smuggle. Luckily for him, he knows exactly who to ask this favor for. Rose O'Reilly (Jennifer Aniston), a stripper who just got evicted from her apartment, Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter), a friendless virgin whose mother is currently on vacation and Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts), a homeless runaway teen.
Plan was simple, drive to Mexico in their RV as the Millers, grab the smidge of weed and drive back to Colorado. Two problems, that smidge is actually tons, and I mean tons of weed and Clark isn't getting Gurdlinger's weed, he is stealing Pablo Chacon's (Tomer Sisley) weed. Now the Clark has to bring the weed back to Gurdlinger while Chacon is on the hunt for his weed and Clark's head - don't forget there is also the Mexican border he haa to worry about.
We're The Millers is a hilariously great time at the movies. I would say it is the funniest movie of the year, scratch that, of the summer but This is the End still holds that title. But unlike This is the End, you get some sentimental moments - not full out cheesy sentimental moments but enough for you notice the subtle underlying message the movie gives. Your heart is crying from laughing so hard, goes awe and goes right back to laughing.
Will Poulter's character is what steals the show. From his rapping of Left Eye's verse in Waterfalls to him getting bit in the balls from a spider, his character has you constantly laughing. I mean, after all he is playing a virgin there comes many punchlines that comes with being one. In my opinion, We're The Millers wouldn't be the same without him. On the other hand, I could of lived with out Emma Roberts. She did not give the movie any extra spice and I wouldn't be upset if they had someone else play the runaway teen.
Jennifer Aniston's character? Won't say much but to just look at the gif below:
Luis Guzmán, Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn's characters all add some comedic spice to the movie as well.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. Like most comedies, you go for the laughter, not the acting and you get tons of laughter. I would recommend taking out your wallet and seeing this film in the theaters but not as a family trip due to overall topic of the film - drugs.
What The Delio?: 8/10