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Funny but not faultless
on 20 March 2014
We're The Millers is a strange one, its an amusing film with a bit of an identitiy crisis.
Jason Sudeikis plays a small time drug smuggler who enlists a pretend family to smuggle drugs across the border. There are some relatively dark themes here, the family is made up of a stripper, drug dealer, homeless teenager and a young lad seemingly abandoned by his mother. None of these themes are really explored though, what ensues is a largely slapstick Hollywood comedy. The basic plot doesnt come to much, its a loose frame to hang the gags on. And there are plenty of gags, many of them hit the mark, some dont but the ratio is pretty good.Theres a feelgood message in there as well about the importance of family in our lives etc, perhaps the film could have been even funnier if it went with the darker edge instead.
Sudeikis is as watchable as ever in the lead role. And yes Jennifer Aniston plays a stripper. And yes there is a erm interesting strip tease scene. I'll leave the rest to your imagination (unless you watch the flick).
Worth a watch for fans of The Hangover and Horrible Bosses etc. If you do, stick around for the gag reel at the end.