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Film Review: We're the Millers

On August 14, 2013

 

By Rebecca McRitchie

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Easy A), We’re the Millers is the story of a small-time Denver pot dealer and his plan to create a fake family in order to smuggle a large quantity of weed into the U.S from Mexico.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter and Ed Helms, We’re the Millers offers some consistent chuckles and comedic scenes that will have you gasping in shock. The fake family road trip across the border naturally involves hijinks such as shootouts, stripteases, unfortunate spider bites, misspelled tattoos, weed-babies and a lot of angry Mexicans. A few of the funnier parts were partly revealed in the trailer, however, most of the funnier scenes were retained for moviegoers.

Some may say that Jennifer Aniston steals the show with her striptease midway through the film, although I think it is Will Poulter (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Son of Ranbow) who gives the movie a sense of sincerity. Something which both Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis were unable to pull off themselves as Jennifer Aniston continues to play the same role and Jason Sudeikis is yet to master likeability.

Overall, I give We’re the Millers a 3 out of 5. You will likely forget about the movie in a week, but you will enjoy your time in the cinema.

We're the Millers is released in cinemas across Australia tomorrow.

 

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