Review by CJ
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter
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Watch this if you liked:
The Hangover (2009), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Change-Up (2011)
David Clark (Sudeikis) is a small time drug dealer who, thanks to being robbed, owes his boss Brad Gurdlinger (Helms) a lot of money that he doesn’t have. As it happens, Brad has a “smidge” of marijuana he needs shipped into the US from Mexico. He gives David the task of moving the shipment to make up for the money he owes. To appear less conspicuous, David puts together the “Millers”, a fake family he plans on travelling with comprised of stripper Rose (Aniston), dweeby virgin Kenny (Poulter) and sassy runaway Casey (Roberts).
I really enjoyed this movie. It was fun to watch, the story was interesting and the laughs were frequent. If you’re expecting high-brow, intellectual comedy then you will be sorely disappointed. You’re not going to learn anything, you’re not going to be challenged, you’re just going to get some cheap laughs from some great comedic actors.
The only downsides I found with this movie are the same ones that many recent comedy movies fall victim to, the predictability and running time. The formula for the movie was all there and followed almost meticulously right down to the ending. The running time was a bit long for a comedy of this caliber and there were scenes I felt could have been shorter or removed completely without hurting the flow of the movie.
Overall, the movie was entertaining and it’s definitely worth looking out for on TV but I wouldn’t rush out to buy the DVD.