Back to the 2013 movies today! My beautiful tablet offered me free rental of We’re the Millers. I never really was totally intrigued by this but hey, why not, right? I love free stuff. Always makes me happy. Lets check it out!
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
David (Jason Sudeikis) is a professional (?) drug dealer. He’s been doing it since college and he still works for the same guy, Brad (Ed Helms). When he helps out his 18 year old neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) save a runaway girl Casey (Emma Roberts) from some thugs and reveals who he is, it causes David to be robbed. Unable to pay for the drugs he lost, Brad gives him a job to go to Mexico and smuggle marijuana back within a certain time frame. Because of this, he comes up with a plan to disguise as a family with an RV to lower the possibilities of them being suspicious and asks for not only Kenny and Casey to help disguise as his kids but also his neighbor who is also a stripper, Rose (Jennifer Aniston) to disguise as his wife.
I wasn’t exactly interested in We’re the Millers to begin with so I never paid a lot of attention to the reviews going up during the summer but in all honesty, I had a lot of fun with this one. Sure, there were moments that the humor was lingering in stupid territory but for the most part, I had a good laugh with it. The story wasn’t super complicated and for this sort of thing, its exactly what it needs. For me, I felt it worked fine: predictable but still entertaining.
The best part had to be its characters that made the movie enjoyable. I totally loved Jennifer Aniston’s Rose because she was absolutely hilarious and then her chemistry with Jason Sudeikis was just awesome. They complemented each other really well. As a group with Will Poulter’s Kenny and Emma Roberts’s Casey, they played off each other very nicely in this peculiar way. Together, there was a lot of laugh out loud moments.
Overall, We’re the Millers took me by surprise. I didn’t expect to be so entertained and I loved the cast to bits. The story may not be all that original but they chemistry between the cast gave it a good vibe and turned into feel-good movie. Its nothing to run out to buy or rent but its definitely a good time if you’re into this sort of humor 🙂
What did you think of We’re the Millers?