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We’re the Millers

We’re the Millers
Mike Smith

There’s something about an old fashioned family. Mom, Pop and the kids. Does a heart good to see that. And that’s exactly what Dave Clark (Jason Sudeikis) thinks when he’s recruited by his weed supplier (Ed Helms) to travel to Mexico to pick up a smidge (“ok, a smidge and a half”) of marijuana to pay off a debt. Dave recruits a motley crew of “family” members: Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a neighbor currently paying her rent (or not paying it) with money earned as a stripper; Kenny (Will Poulter) a quiet neighborhood kid; and Casey (Roberts) the local “homeless” girl. Together they dress the part, introduce themselves as “the Millers” and head across the border in a custom Winebago. Getting into Mexico is easier. Getting out…not as easy.

Often hilariously funny, “We’re the Millers” earns its laughs by lampooning the wholesome family image everyone remembers from such shows as “Leave it to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best.” Many of the jokes can’t be repeated here (like the “A” word best used to prevent pregnancy) but the characters are dead on in their attempts to portray the kind of people you’d find in a Norman Rockwell painting.

The cast delivers on all cylinders here. Sudeikis has developed into an appealing comic actor and does his best work here since “Hall Pass.” I was never a fan of the television show “Friends” and admit I’ve always been critical, though usually tongue in cheek, about the show’s stars appearing on the big screen. But in the past few years Aniston has won me over as a top notch comedienne and she adds another feather to that cap here. As the kids, Poulter steals the scenes he’s in while Roberts also shows some good comic timing. Supporting turns by Helms, Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn keep the laughs coming.

Though the film does get a little sappy towards the end (you have to have a message) the script is consistently outrageous. If you’re heading back to school shortly, let “We’re the Millers” give you one more big summer laugh.

Blu-ray : The Blu-ray looks and sounds great, and if you’re a fan of the movie, like I am, you’ll quite enjoy sitting through the mass of featurettes and other bits and pieces assembled for the extras component of the disc.

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Michael Smith - quite possibly the world's biggest 'Jaws' fan - heads up Moviehole's international reviewing team.

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