So far, We’re the Millers does not seem to bode well with the Moms or Dads…well, this movie isn’t for the whole family. You have to have a gutter mind to really enjoy this movie. You have to have that dirty humor and be open to all sorts of things mentality when watching this movie. Because We’re the Millers hits all parts of the raunchy spectrum.
You want a stripping scene. You got it. A full on spider bitten nudity shot. Yup. Coddling the marijuana baby. Mmhmm. Fun times in the tent *winkwink*. Ohhh yeah.
David (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer living in Colorado. He has a decent apartment and he’s just living the life, supplying pot to people. He makes banter with Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and Kenny (Will Poulter), both living in the same complex and life is good. Until he gets robbed of everything trying to play the good samaritan saving Casey (Emma Roberts). David’s supplier, played by a hilarious Ed Helms, is mad and in order to pay off the debt makes David an offer. David has to transport a smidgen of weed across the border from Mexico to the US.
David doesn’t know how he’s going to do this but he sees an RV family and the lightbulb clicks. He recruits Rose, Kenny and Casey to become his “family” to travel down to Mexico…easy, right? And this is where the fun begins.
My theater was laughing from start to finish. It wasn’t just snicker here and there, it was full-on laughing. Literally laugh out loud. A lot of comedy movies seem to hinge on the fact that they need to swear a lot in order to be funny; that is not the fact with We’re the Millers. There was swearing but it only added to the humor.
The thing about this movie is that it is downright dirty. It’s unrelenting in its gutter-mind mentality. The script is well-timed, the actors and actresses all mesh very well together. Will Poulter, who plays Kenny, is naturally funny. Emma Roberts, who play Casey, has the bitchy teenager down pat. And the chemistry between Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston is comedy gold.
The other supporting characters were just as amazing. There was Don Fitzgerald (Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation), Edie Fitzgerald (Kathryn Hahn), and Melissa Fitzgerald (Molly Quinn). These three made up the Fitzgerald Family who the Millers meet and they have like an RV soiree. The tent scene is priceless.
We’re the Millers is The Hangover of this summer. It has all the elements of a great comedy. There are some cringe-worthy scenes…one in particular with a cop, but it’s still funny. Don’t watch this film if you’re easily offended, don’t enjoy dirty jokes, and don’t have a sense of humor. I’m kidding on the last one.
Conclusion: A-. Go see this movie to get your laugh on. And the bloopers in the end are cute.