Emma Roberts, entertainment, film review: We’re the Millers, film reviews, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Rawson Marshall Thurber, We’re the Millers, Will Poulter
Small time dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) seems to be happy with his uneventful and meaningless life. But when he is beaten up by thugs and loses his bosses money he is forced into becoming a big-time drug smuggler.
In order to transport a massive stash of weed over the Mexican boarder David comes up with a ludicrous idea. He hires a monster of a campervan and hires a family. His motley crew of a ‘the Millers’ are neighbour and stripper Rose O’Reilly (Jennifer Aniston) as his wife, runaway Casey (Emma Roberts) his daughter and neighbour nerd Kenny (Will Poulter) as his son.
Of course nothing goes as planned and ‘the Millers’ end up on an adventure of a lifetime.
Sadly the script just doesn’t hold up and the crude innuendos and sexual crudeness is often just not funny. Aniston as stripper Rose is not believable; even though her body is incredible she just doesn’t have the dirty sexiness needed for the role. But thankfully her comedic talent saves her otherwise weak performance, as she does have good timing.
Sudeikis does have a certain charm but his performance is a little threadbare and messy. And it doesn’t help that his lines are too bland to really inspire any likeability.
The contrast between Roberts and Poulter couldn’t be bigger. Roberts is too “vanilla” to pull off her role as a hard-done-by teenager who hates the world and lives on the street. However British actor Poulter is quite good, he somehow manages to be sweet and vulnerable in the midst of all the chaos.
We’re the Millers is another film that cannot live up to its promise. Its weak screenplay, crudeness and unlikely story all jar. And while there are a few laugh its attempts to combine family sitcom and lewdness doesn’t work, making most scenes cringe-worthy and uncomfortable.
So if you are expecting something like director’s Rawson Marshall Thurber Dodgeball, you will be disappointed. We’re the Millers just isn’t very funny, too ‘over-the-top’ and juvenile.
Our Life In 3D said:
Well done. Thanks for sharing. I had this one on my list. I may have to reconsider.
it really isn’t very good … maybe on a rainy afternoon if you have NOTHING better to d and it’s on telly
Another Thousand Words said:
Excellent review, Jensine, and so very honest…Jennifer Aniston as a stripper? Unbelievable! Wholesome Emma Roberts living on the street? Even more unbelievable…and obviously these were cast for their names, and not their ‘acting ability’–if they actually had THAT, they could have pulled it off!
Hollywood is certainly delivering some real garbage these days, isn’t it?
it really does … and what surprises me is that people actually don’t seem to mind and keep buying tickets 🙂
Another Thousand Words said:
ebony hart said:
I agreed 100% with what was said about jennifer..strippers are suppose to captivate you and be confident shes too uptight and can’t dance..but she is one of my fav actresses…I disagreed with the rest, definitely worth seeing
Thanks for reading and each to their own.