We're the Millers FeaturedWritten by Jon Patch
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, BenderSpink and Vincent Newman Entertainment present an R rated, 110 minute, crime, comedy, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, written by Bob Fisher and Steve Faber with a theater release date of August 7, 2013.
David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is a small time marijuana drug dealer that lives his life selling to the average house wife and business owner. He spends his time supplying his clients what they need and sitting home watching cute kitten videos amongst others at home in his apartment on Miller Street. Rose O’Reilly (Jennifer Aniston) is a stripper that happens to live in the same building as David and neither is a fan of the others. Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter) also resides at the apartment building and is currently eighteen and living alone since his mother went out for an errand and never returned. One evening both Kenny and David happened to meet Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts) a homeless girl being harassed in an alley by some young thugs for her IPhone. Yes she’s homeless but still happens to have a smart phone! Don’t all homeless people?
Well things don’t go as planned for David after trying to be a good citizen and help out Casey. Soon thereafter the thugs rob him and his entire stash and cash leaving him in deep debt to his supplier Mr. Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms). Not happy with the situation Brad invites David to his office, over shadowed by a huge aquarium containing an Orca, otherwise known as a killer whale, which demonstrates exactly how it got its name. His so called proposition to David, travel to Mexico and bring back a smidgen of Marijuana to the states and in return Brad will pay him one hundred thousand dollars and wipe out his debt. Sounds easy enough other than the fact if caught in Mexico he’ll never see the light of day again.
Soon after coming up with a fool proof idea he convinces Rose, Kenny and Casey to travel along with him posing as his family, the Miller family. Money offers and a chance to get away they’re all in for a trip south of the border. Little do they know that getting there is the easy part but returning would be an adventure that they’ll never forget. After getting the little more than a smidgen loaded in their rented RV the Millers are set to return to the states. Along the way they meet The Fitzgerald family, Don (Nick Offerman) who happens to work for the DEA, Edie (Kathryn Hahn) a mother with swinging needs to spice up her life and last but not least their daughter Melissa (Molly C. Quin) who becomes the apple in Kenny’s eye.
Mexican cops (Luis Guzman) with needs, crime lord Pablo Chacon (Tomer Sisley) and his one eyed bodyguard (Matthew Willig), tarantulas, carnivals, accidents, kisses, lap dances and no ragrets by Scottie P (Mark L. Young) all add up to the so called family actually becoming a family at least for another three to six months that is after David makes one huge wrong a right that will change his and everyone else’s lives forever.
I was a bit doubtful in the beginning if this was going to be any good especially since Anniston has not had the best of box office luck with some of her choices but I must admit this was actually quite funny. Great direction and even better writing really makes this film come alive but it really is the actors that breath a brilliant character base into the story. Sudeikis really takes the wheel here as the lead and proves that he can bring home the bacon or at least the marijuana in this case. Anniston proves that she really can tackle a role and make it perform for her in more ways than one. We really get to see a lot of Jen and wow she looks great in clothes and out, wet or dry. Good for her she really does a nice job here. Poulter is just quirky and it works extremely well even when we get to see more than we bargained for after he receives a visit by a spider where the sun never shines. Roberts is truly coming into her own following in Julia’s footsteps proving that this pretty woman can act too. Overall in the end and speaking of the end make sure you watch the outtakes their very worth it, this film is a great adventure most of the way through, getting better as it moves along right down to its potty mouth humor, sexual situations, crime, hysterics and the belief in family no matter born into it or not. Written and enjoyed with two and half paws out of four by Jon Patch.