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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jason Sudeikis
Jennifer Aniston
Emma Roberts
Will Poulter.
Directors
Rawson Marshall Thurber .
Screenwriters
Bob Fisher
Steve Faber
Sean Anders
John Morris.
Running Time
110 minutes

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We're The Millers
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Plot
Pot dealer David Clark (Sudeikis) is in hock to his supplier (Helm). Hoping to wipe the slate clean, he sets off to Mexico to run some of the funky green stuff across the border in a Winnebago. In tow, to create the pretense of a family holiday, he hires a stripper (Aniston), a homeless girl (Roberts) and a nitwit (Poulter) to join him for the ride.


Review
We're The Millers

A friendly neighbourhood pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) needs to assemble a fake family in order to complete a drug smuggle that will save his skin, so enlists a stripper (Jennifer Aniston), a homeless girl (Emma Roberts) and a virgin with the IQ of soup (Will Poulter). Collectively, this eclectic cast possesses a charm of tank-like heft, so that even when scenes slip into that mild awkwardness that occasionally happens when everyone’s improvising, it would still take an act of great will to dislike it. Like Thurber’s debut movie Dodgeball, it’s comedy that’s happy to be gross — but confident enough to be heartfelt.


Verdict
A likeable comedy that uses its greatest asset, its talented, funny cast, to good effect.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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RE: We're The Millers

It boils down to the idea that men and women alike yearn for what they don't have, and that making your way through life is about seizing the bizarre opportunities it thrusts at you.he Millers ... More

Posted by chang at 12:09, 31 December 2013 | Report This Post


Actually surprised.

Ok the plot is very linear and predictable but this is one of those case where its not about the end but the journey, incredibly enjoyable and some very funny set pieces, it doesnt kid itself into thinking its a major comedy with oscar-worthy performances, but a good, laugh out loud, heartwarming comedy. Im not a Sudekis fan but I have to admit even I liked him after this. ... More

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Posted by RobinBanks15 at 16:13, 10 October 2013 | Report This Post


Comedy at its most pure.

A truly heart-warming, funny family film! You’ve got Jason Sudeikis as the small time, neighbourhood drug dealer David; Jennifer Aniston as the broke lapdancer Rose, Will Poulter as lovable abandoned teen Kenny and Emma Roberts as street gutter punk Casey. The film opens with a series of amusing YouTube clips, illustrating how kids in this day in age get their giggles. We progress to seeing David doing some dodgy looking marijuana deals with a series of his customers. In short, he soon e... More

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Posted by Gem_1995 at 15:03, 10 October 2013 | Report This Post


WHAT!? it's naaaat funny.

There is absolutely no way this is funnier than McGruber, Horrible Bosses, Hangover 2, or Hall Pass. Sudekis is great. But the material here is not. And Aniston, don't get me started. Her performance in this, she's gross, she is one of the most unlikeable screen presences ever. The stripping scenes were embarrassing, even more so when you realise that they keep cutting away so much because she's not that hot. And the kissing scene made me want to throw up. ... More

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Posted by tysmuse at 22:47, 12 September 2013 | Report This Post


Good fun

Moving on from the drug dealing aspect this is a light and entertaining comedy. Very well cast and with many nice moments - the plot is daft but presents us with the entertaining "Millers" and they all carry it through effortlessly, Not stunning but very watchable. Oh, and is it me or does Jennifer Aniston get more attractive film by film? ... More

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Posted by bretty at 21:09, 11 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Hilarious

I haven't laughed so hard at a comedy since I first saw Dodgeball. Very funny, and Kenny steals the film for me. ... More

Posted by Sinatra at 15:22, 04 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Hilarious

I heard Dr. Kermode's review before I saw the film so I was expecting a big pile of turd, but it actually wasn't bad. Sure it's pretty contrived and predictable (the set-up is head-bangingly slot A into slot B), but it's also really funny and that should be the main thing we take away. It mercifully doesn't spend too much time on the Mexican drug cartel thing, instead just focusing on the family and their relationships, and the cast is all pretty good. Will Poulter steals it (I can see that ... More

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Posted by Whistler at 10:16, 04 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Hilarious

I've got to admit, expectations weren't that high for this flick, for example Jennifer Annison's comedy portfolio isn't one to brag about ('Marley And Me' anyone?) but, what the hell, it's a dull Thursday night, the vino's chilled, lets give it a go. So what do you get, well to my pleasant surprise it's a road movie featuring four "likeable" leads, three messed up individuals and a geek (Brit teen Will Poulter steals the show) who pretend to be a family to import a consignment of the ol... More

Posted by George Vader at 09:20, 04 September 2013 | Report This Post


Hilarious

Jokes are brilliant, I was laughing from start to finish. Genuinely laugh out loud, one the best comedy's iv seen in a while. ... More

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Posted by dbarry14 at 16:13, 25 August 2013 | Report This Post


Hilarious

Jokes are brilliant, I was laughing from start to finish. Genuinely laugh out loud, one the best comedy's iv seen in a while. ... More

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Posted by dbarry14 at 15:31, 25 August 2013 | Report This Post


Nice jokes, shame about the script.

If you can get past the terrible mis-casting of the leads and the clockwork plot that links the set-pieces together, 'We're The Millers' is not an altogether bad comedy. The film is is consistently chucklesome, but the gags are on a separate track from the rest of a disjointed screenplay. Unless you're smitten with Aniston, you can safely put this in your rental queue. ... More

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Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 21:53, 23 August 2013 | Report This Post



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