As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
After being robbed of a week's take, small-time pot dealer David is forced by his boss to go to Mexico to pick up a load of marijuana. In order to improve his odds of making it past the border, David asks the broke stripper Rose and two local teenagers to join him and pretend they're on a family holiday. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Adam Driver was originally cast in the role of Scottie P, but had to drop out due to scheduling issues with Girls (2012). See more »
Casey doesn't take out her iPhone to record Kenny's spider bites until a moment before he collapses, yet the video she posts on YouTube includes David and Rose convincing him to pull his pants down and show them the injury and you can hear David clearly say, "We can't stop!" all of which happens long before he collapses. See more »
OK, what are we doing today?
Yeah. I say, give me somethin' that says, 'I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.'
Middle Aged Man:
[Indicating his own haircut]
[Points in the mirror]
See more »
Blooper reel for the first minute or so after the movie is over. See more »
Takes the dysfunctional family routine to a new level, skewing convention and mocking normality, resulting in a surprisingly solid comedy.
In "We're the Millers," the protagonists' gradual adjustment to the notion of family, their subsequent individual dismissals, and the final change of heart from the patriarch is far from unpredictable. But the foul-mouthed dialogue and bawdy predicaments inserted at nearly uninterrupted intervals leaves the journey with rarely a dull moment. The gags are at their peak when suffused with innuendo without falling into vulgarity and the lighthearted mockery of drugs, relationships, and modern youth garners giggles despite the serious nature of the titular clan's beleaguered situation. Leads Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston are no strangers to the genre and they're in fine form here; the diverse assortment of supporting characters also complement the stars' strengths while delivering their own share of memorable lines, proving that crude anatomy jokes aren't the only way to get a laugh. But those are in here too.
When longtime pot dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) is robbed of his cash and his goods, his scheming supplier Brad (Ed Helms) presents him with a deceptively simple proposition as recompense travel to Mexico and smuggle a small shipment of marijuana back across the U.S. border. Surmising that families on vacation won't raise any eyebrows from the authorities, David gathers together Rose (Jennifer Aniston), a stripper in need of money, Kenny (Will Poulter), a naïve, neglected loner, and runaway teen Casey (Emma Roberts) to portray his fabricated "Miller Family." But when David discovers Brad lied about the quantity and the true ownership of the weed, the Millers find themselves on the run from both the authorities and crazed drug lord Pablo Chacon (Tomer Sisley) forcing the makeshift band of misfits to work together as a real family in order to survive.
It might be the flimsiest establishment of a competently hilarious premise ever conceived - but this has become the parameter of nearly every raunchy comedy of late. In order to develop a dilemma, sinister scenarios are met with insincere, informal circumstances. Even less concern is given to the resolutions. "This is way out of my league," states David about smuggling tons of drugs out of Mexico moments after sticking his nose in other people's business, failing to be the hero he thinks he should be, momentarily fleeing from a young thug with a knife (apparently drug dealers don't carry weapons of their own), and finally being dragged back to his apartment and robbed of all of his product and savings. Since none of his character development is devoted to modeling a believable dealer, it's silly to think any of his later plights would be treated with realism especially when guns are waved in his face and family members threatened with execution.
Not every situation is as lazy; Rose is forced to devise a "weed baby" from a towel and a wrapped brick of marijuana, resulting in immensely funny scenes of panic, chaos, and creative circumvention of ruin. While attempting to resemble a household, the roles and expectations of each member are examined with a witty apperception, mistaken identities, and accidental complications, along with the critical judgment of professions and varying notions of success. Instead of crafting uncomfortable sketches, well-intentioned awkwardness is unintentionally perceived as perverse, allowing for greater comedic suspense and anticipation. There are a handful of truly laugh-out-loud moments, making use of spontaneous, sarcastic, clever dialogue. Despite the generic yet amusing love story, unimpressive antagonists, and randomly inserted stripping scene (to show how proud Aniston is of her body, at 44), "We're the Millers" takes the dysfunctional family routine to a new level, skewing convention and mocking normality, resulting in a surprisingly solid comedy.
The Massie Twins (GoneWithTheTwins.com)
39 of 72 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?