Monday, August 12, 2013

Movie Review: We're The Millers

Let me start by saying, this movie is freaking hilarious. I'm not one of those to bust out laughing in the theater. I'll smile during a funny joke, maybe chuckle to myself, or if it's really funny, throw in a leg kick while covering my face laughing to myself. However, there are always a few movies or one liners that I just can't control it. This movie had me laughing out loud (ah, I sound like a 13 year old HS girl now) on more than one occasion. 

If you've seen the trailer, you pretty much know the whole story line of the movie. Jason Sudeikis' character, David Clark (not to be confused with David Clark from the Revenge TV show), starts out as a small time drug dealer and through some misfortune ends up having to help his boss out by going to Mexico and picking up this "smidge" of weed ... ok, a smidge and a half.  

The movie takes an interesting twist when the "Millers", a family of misfits, meet fellow RVers, the Fitzgeralds, a straight laced by the book family. As completely opposite as these two groups of people are, they both find themselves leaning on the other for help through challenging moments in their lives. 

One of the other major story lines of the movie is Jennifer Aniston, Rose, being a stripper (ducks frying pan thrown by wife). She's taken to these "dirty girl" roles and ran with them. She played the naughty dentist in Horrible Bosses (another great movie), and was great. The part that makes this character so good is that you're used to her playing the good girl/girl next door. It just further proves how great her "acting skills" are. (we have a joke that if someone is attractive we say their acting skills, dancing skills, singing skills etc etc are good)

This isn't a very family friendly movie, but I'm sure you knew that already. If you need a good laugh, and want to chance kicking the guy in the back of the head in front of you, do yourself a favor and go see this movie.

Make sure to watch the bloopers immediately following the movie. They're before the actual credits, so you don't have to waste 10 minutes of your life. We both agreed that the nod to Jennifer Aniston and her "Friends" days was the best one. 

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