The Drug Dealer, the Stripper, the Virgin, and the Runaway

We’re the Millers is another movie that (for reasons I can’t explain) I wanted to see by myself. So I rented the movie and did just that. I’m not sure why, because I’m not a huge fan of raunchy R rated comedies. Although, most comedies like this that I’m even slightly interested in I keep to myself. I think maybe it was the familiar cast that caught my attention. Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter all play members of the We’re the Millers family. The interesting premise also caught my attention. The Miller family actually isn’t a family at all. A petty drug dealer poses as a father in order to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the U.S. Mostly because nobody looks twice at a family of tourists. He hires his stripper neighbor to play his wife, a loser neighbor kid to play his son, and a homeless girl to play his daughter. While some of it did make me laugh, most of it felt like wasted potential. You know the fake family is gonna get close andย  become a real family. You know a lot of the jokes will either drag or feel unnecessary. A problem I have with a lot of modern R rated comedies. We’re the Millers isn’t great, I didn’t mind watching it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

The Millers

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