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50
The Dissolve
While the setups are often laughably forced—two words: “weed baby”—the script navigates its way out of them relatively gracefully, and sometimes hilariously.
50
Get past the comedy and there's something almost weird at the movie's core - a deep cynicism about family and a longing for family, both at the same time.
42
We're The Millers isn't really a bad movie, so much as its inoffensively and instantly forgettable.
40
We're the Millers is full of moments that feel as forced as the marriage of convenience — and contrivance — in the movie.
40
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber adequately manages the mechanics demanded here but adds no finesse or grace notes.
40
The “Millers” script — it took four writers to cobble together something that seems so slight — hits too many obvious notes between the moments when Aniston can strut her stuff.
38
It aims for that “Hangover” blend of the sick and the sentimental. And it doesn’t work.
38
When Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms appear in the same movie there's a significant threat of clean-cut sameness. Mediocre material makes them like two halves of the same comic actor: Ed Jason Helms-Sudeikis.
25
The movie, directed by the formerly promising Rawson Marshall Thurber (the hilarious “Dodgeball” and the awful “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”), thinks it’s subverting the conventions of the sitcom with a revolutionary new idea, which is: Do everything exactly the way a sitcom would, plus lots of swearing and dirty jokes.
20
Even a premise this stupidly contrived stands a fair chance of working if there are a few decent yuks to be had, but absent any such inspiration, We’re the Millers falls back on the sort of lazy but desperate, sexually fixated non sequiturs that have become de rigueur in studio comedies, jabbing repeatedly at the human groin in hopes of eventually hitting something funny.

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