David (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time drug dealer who lives in the same building as stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and awkward teen Kenny (Will Poulter). One night, he intervenes when he witnesses Kenny attempting to protect local runaway Casey (Emma Roberts), and ends up being robbed of his stash and cash by the thugs. His supplier, Brad (Ed Helmes) offers him an ultimatum: go to Mexico to pick up a “smidge” of marijuana, or face the consequences.
After witnessing the attitude of the police towards a family in an RV, David decides that taking a fake family on his drug smuggling mission is the ultimate way to not get caught. And so he hires Rose, Kenny, and Casey to play his fake family, they grab an RV, and off they go.
I spent the entire film alternating between laughing and hiding my face because the situations weren’t funny, they were just 110% awkward. I don’t want to spoil too much, but the “kissing practice” scene, and the scene in the tent had me cringing so hard I thought I was going to explode. It had potential with a pretty awesome cast, but the humour was very crude and D grade, and it just missed the spot in a lot of ways.
The ending was pretty great though, and the credit blooper clips entertained me more than the film itself. It’s also worth seeing the film just for Jennifer Aniston’s stripper bod (although have a large popcorn on hand to assist in drowning your sorrows, because you’re never, ever going to look that good).
We’re The Millers is in Australian cinemas from today through Roadshow films.
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