‘We’re The Millers’: Review
Although very predictable, We’re The Millers actually offered some promised laughs and amusing scenes…
The movie follows the story of a drug-dealer, David Clarke (Jason Sudeikis) who is ordered to smuggle marijuana from Mexico to the US. For the sake of not appearing suspicious, David gathers up the idea to scrape together a fake family. The temporary family who are named the Millers include Rose (Jennifer Aniston), the stripper, Casey (Emma Roberts) a runaway teenager and Kenny (Will Poulter), a geeky juvenile. Whilst attempting to portray the typical American happy family, there are disputes, bonding and hilarious moments. The ‘family’ go through a heap of trouble but end up realizing that they are in fact quite the happy household.
The movie was genuinely unexpectedly funny. This didn’t surprise us when we soon discovered that We’re The Millers is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber – the genius behind big-time comedy- Dodgeball. So the flick contained the usual crude humor, cringey and ludicrous occasions such as the incest scene where Rose and Casey teach the innocent Kenny how to kiss and when Kenny gets bitten by a tarantula in the groin.
Particularly entertaining was rising star-Will Poulter. Without the British actor, the movie would have failed miserably in our opinion. His excellent portrayal of a nerdy sheep-headed teen had us in stitches. Poulter’s dopey face expressions and dorky ability to rap was undeniably the highlight of the comedy blockbuster.
Kathryn Hahn who also starred in the movie as a Fitzgerald was also a vital contribution to the satire of the movie. She portrayed a stereotypical mother who proves herself to be a risque stranger who’s up for more than just a family gathering. Topping our list as most funniest scene is without fail the baby scene. Throwing a ‘baby’ into the road and watching the Fitzgeralds freak out had us grinning from ear to ear.
We’re The Millers is actually more funnier and enjoyable than we anticipated. It’s got a handful of giggles, an ingenious storyline and unpredictable shocks. It’s a great dose of entertainment that keeps the laughs coming…
What's good about it: The ingenious storyline, unpredictable laughter, and Will Poulter
What's bad about it: The storyline could have been better, but you expect this from comedy movies
Similar to: 'Identity Thief', 'Horrible Bosses', 'Road Trip'
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