We’re the Millers is a raunchy comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Anniston. David is a small time drug dealer who gets tasked with the job of smuggling drugs from Mexico to the United States. His brilliant plan for not getting caught at the border is hiring people to become his fake family
I didn’t have any expectations for We’re the Millers but I actually liked it. It wasn’t the funniest of movies but I enjoyed it more for the story. There were a lot of diverse characters which is the main reason I liked this movie. David (Jason Sudeikis) was probably my least favorite character. By the ending of the movie, I found Jason Sudeikis to be very annoying. I felt like he was over acting which also felt like bad improving. I didn’t mind him in the first half of the film but he progressively got more irritating. Luckily, everyone else made up for his faults.
Jennifer Anniston was fun to watch because usually I find her to be rather boring. She was exceptionally funny and charming in the role as Rose the stripper. This was by far one of her better movies that I’ve seen in quite awhile. Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) and Emma Roberts (Scream 4) play the fake children of Rose and David. Will Poulter’s character, Kenny, was hilarious and by far the most entertaining part of this film. He was always put into ridiculous situations that he was easily coerced into doing. You feel bad for him because he is a loser that no one cares about. Emma Roberts’s character, Casey, was a rebel runaway who was sarcastically comical. Without spoiling anything, I was disappointed because the characters weren't fully developed by the end of the movie. Still, I liked all of them including the supporting cast.
Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers), Ken Marino (Children’s Hospital) and Luis Guzman (The Last Stand, Waiting…) was a big part of why this story was successful. Well, maybe not, Ed Helms. I really didn't like his character as a drug lord. Everyone else was great and helped move the story along. Luis Guzman has a short cameo as a Mexican Police Officer but his scene was my favorite in the movie.
We’re the Millers is definitely an enjoyable movie but I wish it was shorter in run time. There were a couple scenes that didn't work and could have been cut out. If I were to recommend a movie to see this weekend, it would be Elysium. That is my most anticipated movie this year. As much as I enjoyed We’re the Millers, it doesn't have to be immediately seen.