We’re The Millers stars Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter & Ed Helms. The synopsis is David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is a small town drug dealer in Denver,Colorado. Following a robbery (where all his drugs/money is stolen) his boss (Ed Helms) informs him that he has to collect a batch of drugs from Mexico. To pull this off, without getting caught David decides to create a fake family. He convinces a stripper (who lives in his building) Rose (Jennifer Aniston) a young neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) & a gutter punk Casey (Emma Roberts) to be his family. Together they set out on a road trip to collect the drugs, while finding out more about themselves in the process.
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber has had a long break from directing (his last film being Dodgeball in 2004) does We’re The Millers con pair to his prior film?. The basic plot line does lend itself to bringing loads of laughs being a comedy. Yet that is the biggest problem present, as there are some comedy, just no where near what you expected. Most of the main characters are likable in there own way, Ed Helms does appear very out of place here & should not have been present. After the major story line, the film becomes very predictability & generic. The film does provide a certain charm & a message of real family, yet this is more present than laughs. Being a comedy that’s not really a positive. It is a good change to see Jennifer Aniston in roles like this, than in romantic comedy’, yet her role in Horrible Bosses (2011) gave her more.
Overall We’re The Millers had a lot of potential, which it sadly fails on due to being a comedy with little laughs.