Jacob’s Movie Review: We’re The Millers

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“We’re The Millers” is fantastic comedy film that has an incredible cast and a superior screenplay that will leave you in stitches. (Poster property of Warner Bros. & New Line Cinema)

By: Jacob Elyachar

Warning! Spoilers are ahead!

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the new comedy We’re The Millers.

It was a hysterical one-hour and 50-minute ride that had a terrific cast and a superior screenplay.

We’re The Millers focuses on drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) who must pick up a massive shipment of weed for his angry boss Brad Gurdinger (Ed Helms) in Mexico.

In order to not get caught for smuggling weed back into the United States, Clark recruits his dorky neighbor Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter), a runaway teenage girl named Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts) and his bitter neighbor/stripper Rose O’Reilly (Jennifer Aniston) to become his family as they travel down to Mexico to grab the shipment.

However, once they receive the massive shipment…the quartet of misfits start to evolve from a dysfunctional family to an actual unit that cares for each other.

The We’re the Millers casting ensemble was one of the major successes of the film.  Sudeikis, Aniston, Roberts and Poulter had great chemistry together and looked like the modern-day hybrid between the Bunkers, Osbournes and the Simpsons.  Some of the quartet’s best scenes included the prayer on the plane and listening to a certain TLC song on the RV (keep an eye out for Mr. Poulter’s impeccable rap skills as he has a solo during the segment).

In addition to the four leading actors, the comedy also features incredible supporting players including Helms, Tomer Sisley (who plays a fearsome Mexican drug lord) and scene-stealers Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn, who play a Flanders-esque couple Don and Edie Fitzgerald.

A majority of the credit to the success of We’re The Millers should go to the screenwriting team of Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders and John Morris.   These four men sprinkled superb zings and outrageous jokes into this hilarious film.   Keep an eye out for several crucial scenes including when the women teach Kenny the art of kissing, the Millers and Fitzgeralds’ awkward game of Pictionary and the weed reveal in Mexico.

Final thoughts & grade: If there was one summer comedy that you should see….it should be We’re the Millers!  This film will definitely leave you in stitches and could be the 2010s version of Rat Race.  A+

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