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While we're still eagerly waiting for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux to tie the knot, there's no denying that 2013 has still been a big year for the blond beauty. Not only did she chop off her locks and debut a dramatic new 'do, but the 44-year-old also made it big at the box office with her comedy flick We're the Millers, which debuted at No. 2 and raked in $26 million during its opening weekend. In addition to the success of the film, Aniston got into the best shape of her life for the Rawson Marshall Thurber-directed flick, which also starred Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts, going on a super-strict diet and baring her bangin' bod on the big screen in nothing but a bra and »
Last week, Warner Bros. released We're the Millers on Blu-ray and DVD, giving fans a chance to experience this comedy hit in the comfort of their own home. Jason Sudeikis stars as a drug dealer who enlists a fake family to help him smuggle marijuana out of Mexico. If you haven't had a chance to pick this up yet, you're in luck, because we have a giveaway lined up where readers can win this new Blu-ray, along with the Hall Pass Blu-ray and the Horrible Bosses Blu-ray. Take a look at how you can win below.
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Need to smuggle a huge (and I mean huge) stash of pot into America? No problem. Just do what Jason Sudeikis’ character does in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “We’re the Millers” and hire yourself a family. Who pays attention to a regular American family just passing between the Mexican-American border? As expected, nothing quite goes as planned, cause if they did — well, there wouldn’t be a movie, right? That’s what happens in “We’re the Millers”, now available on DVD and Blu-ray. David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids—after all, he has his scruples. After his stash and his cash are stolen, leaving him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms), he must become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, »
If I can be completely honest for a second, I’ll see anything Jason Sudeikis participates in. Seriously. I personally think he’s one of the funniest actors in the game right now, and while every movie he’s in may not be a huge success (Movie 43), he’s an actor who can consistently and effortlessly make you laugh through many different types of comedic roles. We’re The Millers not only pairs him with a wonderful little cast featuring the still smoking Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn and Ed Helms, but it lets Jason play two very different characters. The question was simple though – could this mainstream comedy be a fun identity-swapping romp, or would the story delve into mindless silliness?
We’re The Millers is funny. It succeeds at being a movie that will generate laughter amongst its viewers, and for that »
- Matt Donato
The film centers on a low-level pot dealer, who poses as a family man in order to pay back a debt to his supplier in this comedy starring Saturday Night Live alumni Jason Sudeikis. If you're a soccer mom in search of some reefer, David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) is just the man to talk to. He certainly isn't the biggest dealer in town, but he's discreet, and aims to please. When David attempts to perform a good deed and gets robbed in the process, however, his supplier Brad (Ed Helms) is none too happy. Now, in order to pay Brad back before the hammer drops, David must retrieve a big drug shipment from Mexico and sneak back across the border undetected. It's a risky job for sure, »
• Read the archive of Charles Gant's UK box office reports
With nearly triple the gross of the second-placed film, One Direction: This Is Us is a convincing winner at the UK box-office, grossing £3.47m including a hefty £1.27m from extra day Thursday. With schools still on holiday, Directioners were able to rush out for Thursday daytime showings without the downside of truanting, and may already have been back for second helpings. The opening is massively ahead of recent films in this 3D concert/documentary genre: Katy Perry: Part of Me (debut of £449,000 including £91,000 in previews) and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (£821,000). However, This Is Us is behind the pace of Michael Jackson's This Is It, »
- Charles Gant
It's been 10 years since one of the UK's favourite film-makers topped the box office charts and now he has thanks to an appetite for grownup cinema after the kids returned to school
• Watch the trailer for About Time
• Jeremy Kay's Hollywood report
Following a summer season dominated by animation and action blockbusters, cinemas welcomed a more grownup programming mix after kids and teens went back to school after the long holiday. The reliable Richard Curtis delivered another box-office chart-topper, About Time, thanks to a debut of £1.76m, including £385,000 in Wednesday/Thursday takings. That's almost dead level with the opening salvo of 2009's The Boat That Rocked: £1.80m, including £471,000 in previews.
The Boat That Rocked was an expensively made film that ended up with a weak £6.2m total in the UK – a massive disappointment after the £36.8m success of 2003's Love Actually. About Time suggests itself as »
- Charles Gant
We're The Millers, 2013.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
A small time drug dealer is forced to go to Mexico to smuggle a shipment of marijuana. In order to slip through the border patrol he enlists the help of a stripper and two teenagers to pretend they’re a family on a vacation.
We’re The Millers is a standard comedy that by and large goes through the motions. It wastes no time in introducing the four main characters and the situations they are in, and the script felt tight; there were no meandering subplots and it maintained its focus well. However, most of the humour fell flat everyone in the movie just seemed to be going through the motions. A lot of the jokes were tired and unoriginal, and only the chemistry between »
- Flickering Myth
As of today, Rawson Marshall Thurber.s pot comedy We.re the Millers has grossed over $113 million domestically from a $37 million budget. So it.s not that big of a surprise that New Line is bringing two of that film.s screenwriters, Sean Anders and John Morris, on board to take over another vulgar comedy, Horrible Bosses 2. This probably isn't going to be seen as good news for anyone who really enjoyed Horrible Bosses, as these guys aren.t exactly weighed down with comedic pedigree. Anders will be serving as the film.s director, while Morris will be a producer. Both of them recently revised the script originally written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who co-wrote the original. The last two movies that Anders directed were the Adam Sandler shitfest That.s My Boy and 2008.s not-terrible comedy Sex Drive. He and Morris co-wrote such classics as »
Jason Sudeikis and director Rawson Marshall Thurber pranked Jennifer Aniston on the set of "We're the Millers" by surprising her with a group singalong of the "Friends" theme song a.k.a. "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts. The gag is part of the film's outtakes, which are shown during the "We're the Millers" end credits.
"She really loved it," Thurber told HuffPost Entertainment last month in an interview. "She laughed and clapped. You see her reaction on camera -- it's kind of begrudging laughter, but she was a really good sport about it. She poked me and Jason in the ribs afterward like, 'You got me.' It wouldn't be in the movie if Jen wasn't happy with it."
Now fans can judge Aniston's reaction for themselves as the "We're the Millers" outtakes have leaked online. Watch above -- "I'll Be There For You" kicks in at the 1:33 mark. »
- Christopher Rosen
Film: "We're The Millers"; Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Helms, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Laura-Leigh, Molly C. Quinn; Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber; Rating: *** - Above average, worthwhile adult road-comedy.
It's a story of a group of losers who pose as a happy family in order to make their lives bearable. They look like a delightful family to everyone they meet, but in reality they are just the opposite -- obnoxious, foul mouthed crude beings.
- Arun Pandit
★★☆☆☆ We're the Millers (2013), the new comedy from Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber, has the rare distinction of being both offensive and tedious at the same time. It's like the bastard offspring of this year's The Guilt Trip and 2010's Horrible Bosses, languishing between a familial road movie and a gross-out comedy. Thurber aims for a please-all comic strategy that feels mischievously naughty while remaining ultimately safe and middle of the road, but the reality is a wholly unconfident, tonally disjunctive summer ride. Saturday Night Live stalwart Jason Sudeikis stars as David, a middle-aged drug dealer.
David recruits a band of misfits making up the nuclear idyll for a marijuana smuggling road to trip to Mexico and back. The script, written by the writers of Wedding Crashers and Hot Tub Time Machine, is quick to point out some crucial facts about the characters: David is a small-time dope-peddler, but he doesn't sell to kids, »
- CineVue UK
We're the Millers stays off Mortal Instruments, World's End as You're Next out of top 5. Weinstein Co's The Butler directed by Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker, is now the number one film for two consecutive weekends with an estimated $17 million gross from 3,110 theaters. The drama also with John Cusack, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and other top names, showed a minor 31% change in its sophomore weekend run, and brings its domestic cume past $52.2 million. Rawson Marshall Thurber's We're the Millers has shown some impressive staying power for Warner Bros., and finished in second place with $13.5 million from 3,445 theaters. That's just a 25% change in its third weekend at play, bringing its N. American gross closer to the $100 million mark with $91.74 million earned. Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter and Ed Helms direct the comedy. »
Those of you who stayed until the very end of We're The Millers this weekend will no doubt have caught the very funny outtakes, in which the cast and crew prank Jennifer Aniston by blasting out The Rembrants's Friends theme 'I'll Be There For You' during the Rv scene.
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Jennifer Aniston as a streetwise stripper and a giant Mexican spider set the tone for this drug-running slacker comedy
If you're called Thurber, a career in comedy inevitably proposes itself, though Rawson Marshall Thurber's We're the Millers would be unlikely to appeal to the New Yorker humorist who wrote My Life and Hard Times. We're the Millers stars Jason Sudeikis as a slacker forced through debts to smuggle a major drug consignment across the border from Mexico on a Fourth of July weekend.
As cover he recruits a foul-mouthed, streetwise stripper (Jennifer Aniston) living in the same run-down Denver apartment block and two dodgy teenage neighbours to pose as his family, and the result is often funny but not extravagantly or consistently so. A typical joke is signalled by the appearance early on of a giant spider in a basket of fruit in Mexico. As Chekhov would have said, »
- Philip French
Kitsch 70s larks are averted thanks to the determination of directors Epstein and Friedman (who made the Allen Ginsberg film Howl) to tell the story of porn star Linda Lovelace in all its grimness and complexity. Seyfried is the victimised performer, who later claimed her appearance in the 1972 phenomenon Deep Throat amounted to filmed rape; the strong supporting cast represents a Who's Who of Us indie character actors.
Smart dystopian sci-fi for the Occupy Wall Street generation, with Damon as an ex-crook who breaks into the privileged off-world colony of Elysium to »
- Steve Rose
New Line Cinema’s latest comedy We’re the Millers is released in UK cinemas this week. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber – who also wrote and directed fan-favorite Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story – the film follows a faux-family who are attempting to smuggle drugs into America.
We got the chance to chat to Thurber recently about the improvisation on set, changes to the script, and whether or not any sequels are in the works.
The script for We’re The Millers has been hanging around for a bit, what attracted you to the project and what changes happened from the initial script?
“The original script was written by Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, and they were the writers of Wedding Crashers, and I think they sold it right after Wedding Crashers so I think it’s existed for almost a decade in Hollywood, which by Hollywood standards is very old. »
- Amon Warmann
We're the Millers, 2013
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
2013 really has given us mostly disappointing comedies coming from the States (The Hangover Part III, Grown Ups 2, The Internship etc), so it's quite refreshing to see that We're the Millers offers a slight change of pace - even if doesn't hit the mark every time.
From the writing team behind Wedding Crashers and the director of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers tells the story of David Clark (Jason Sudeikis), a small time pot dealer who gets roped into smuggling some marijuana from Mexico by his former college friend Brad (played by Ed Helms, who puts »
A small-time drug dealer hires three misfits to pose as a squeaky-clean family in this goofy road movie
Bob Fisher and Steve Faber co-wrote the successful but charmless Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn romp Wedding Crashers in 2005. This is better: a genial broad comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (who gave us Dodgeball) about a small-time drug dealer who must appease a crime kingpin by bringing a vast amount of marijuana into the Us from Mexico. He figures he won't get stopped at the border if he rents an Rv and hires three dysfunctional misfits so they can all pose as a squeaky-clean family. Jason Sudeikis is the bogus drug-dealing "dad"; Jennifer Aniston is the broke lapdancer Rose who agrees to be his beaming, wholesome wife, and mom to their two fake kids. It's a goofy road movie with some nice gags. Hang on for the outtake bloopers over the credits »
- Peter Bradshaw
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Running Time: 110 minutes.
Synopsis: When small-time drug dealer David (Sudeikis) is robbed, he is forced to take on a dangerous drug smuggling operation to clear his debt. To make it past the border, he decides to pose as a clean cut family with stripper-neighbour Rose, local runaway Casey (Roberts) and shy teen Kenny (Poulter) as his fake wife, daughter and son.
You know when you see Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex, or Jessica Ennis in those Santander adverts, and you think, ‘Oh, I like you. But these are awful. These do you no favours.’ We’Re The Millers is just like that. The four actors at the centre of this substandard gross-out road movie are all really good, but the film isn’t. It could have been, but it isn’t. »
- John Sharp
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