If you’re looking for a ride of fresh laughter then WE’RE THE MILLERS is the perfect choice for you.
We’re The Millers is a crude road-trip comedy that alternates between outrageously funny and plain silly. I didn’t think I could laugh at a situation where an adult practically pimps a teenage boy to a homosexual police officer, but that scene is written and performed so competently, you’ll be on the floor guffawing uncontrollably.
Low level marijuana drug dealer David Clark played nicely by Jason Sudeikis is robbed of his money and stash, some of which he owes to his supplier. His boss, wealthy drug lord Brad Gurdlinger played by Ed Helms forces David to smuggle marijuana from Mexico in order to clear his debt. Realizing that one man attempting to get through customs is too suspicious, he hires a stripper named Rose played fantastically by Jennifer Aniston , a runaway teenage girl named Casey played by Emma Roberts and his virgin 18 year-old neighbor Kenny played by Will Poulter to pose as a bogus family called the “Millers”. Because of the extra load of the marijuana on the RV, one of the radiator hoses breaks while going up a steep incline. A family they had encountered at the border called the Fitzgerald, consisting of Don , Edie , and Melissa , catch up to them and tow the Millers’ RV to a repair shop. On the trip to the shop, David learns that Don Fitzgerald is a DEA agent after finding his badge and gun in the glove compartment.
The next day, when the Millers head to the shop to pick up the RV, Chacon and his henchman One Eye played by Matthew Willig are waiting for them and prepare to execute the family. They immediately tell Chacon that they aren’t a real family and that they didn’t know they were stealing from him. Rose is given a chance to prove that she is a stripper by dancing, and when she gets close, turns a steam vent onto Chacon. The Millers then escape in the RV, with Kenny behind the wheel. Due to Kenny’s erratic driving, the RV veers off the highway and a tarantula, hiding in a bowl of fruit given to them when they picked up the marijuana, crawls up Kenny’s leg and bites his testicle. As Kenny has a severe allergic reaction to the sting, the Millers head to the hospital.
What happens next..? Well that’s the real question. Trust me that you’ll going to love it. Though some comic scenes are lazily paced but these are small misfires in this funny ride.
I’m recommending you to take this ride and enjoy it’s laughter. I’m going with three and a half out of five stars.