Film Review : We’re The Millers (2013)

IMDB Score – 7.1
Rotten Tomato Score – 47%

Directed By – Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring – Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Kathryn Hahn, and Nick Offerman

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

When was the last time I reviewed a comedy? No, seriously when was it? Okay, I’m not a big modern comedy person. I’ve always been into the classics such as Airplane!, Mel Brooks films, and anything involving Bill Murray but good modern comedies are few and far between. A modern comedy works for me when either the subject matter and plot makes sense or it’s so ridiculous that I’m able to detach myself and have fun.

We’re The Millers did neither.

The premise just seemed fabricated to try to be funny. “I know guys. Lets take four people who don’t like each other and have them smuggle drugs across the border…AS A FAMILY”. From the writers of bleh, and the creators of bloop, comes MEH! I didn’t like it. I think I chose to watch it due to the somewhat reputation it has in the online community but I’m going to have to disagree with my fellow bloggers. I found it bland and silly and only really laughed a couple times, mostly from Nick Offerman and Jason Sudeikis whom I find funny. I’d say it’s definitely a comedy that had potential given the comedic timing of the cast but the writing and delivered jokes just didn’t hit.

I’ll keep trying comedy. I’ll keep trying.

2/5



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3 thoughts on “Film Review : We’re The Millers (2013)

  1. Good review. It seemed like it was going almost nowhere in the first twenty or so minutes, however, things started looking once the half-way mark hit and the jokes started working. That, and the actual adventure itself was fun to watch and see play-out.

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