We're the Millers: A review by Stewart Perrin
WE'RE the Millers is a comedy romp that may be the surprise hit of the summer.
It stars Friends favourite Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses & The Campaign) and Ed Helms (Hangover).
Jason Sudeikis plays the main character (David Clarke), a drug-dealing, never going to grow up character, with Jennifer Aniston playing the suprising role of a stripper (Rose). The characters dislike each other but are soon brought together when David's supplier requests that he smuggles a large amount of cocaine across the Mexico-American border in order to settle a debt.
David decides to enlist a fake family to transport the drugs in an RV, with Rose playing his wife, a homeless girl (Emma Roberts) playing his daughter, and his dimwitted neighbour (Will Poulter) acting as his son. The venture seems to go well, until they realise they have unwittingly ripped off a Mexican cartel, which is when the mishaps and mayhem ensue.
Sudeikis plays his role well, and is funny while also maintaining his appearance that he doesn't care about the people he is working with. Aniston is definitely thrown outside her normal squeaky-clean comfort zone, and portrays her character brilliantly. She shows hints of her usual self, while also venturing away from the norm — but never fear, you won't be able to forget her roots.
But surprisingly the star of the film is Will Poulter. He plays the character of Kenny to perfection, and his scenes are without doubt the funniest. One scene will have you cringing and laughing simultaneously, and you will never look at Black Hawk Down the same way again.
All in all the film was fun and extremely enjoyable to watch. I would highly recommend it as a light-hearted break — and don't leave before the credits roll as some of the outtakes are just as funny as the film itself.