We're the Millers
Movie Review by Jo Ellen Eisaman of the Movie Appreciation Club
Full of real family humor for a totally awful and fake family, "We're the Millers" earned a resounding 8 out of 10 from me. If you know me, you know how unusual this score is.
Although much of the humor in "We're the Millers" is raw, this film is very funny and I have no problem with seeing it again! Jason Sudeikis portrays a loser drug-dealer, David Clark, who finds himself trapped into becoming a drug smuggler. He must get a load of drugs from a Mexican drug cartel and move it through the Mexican border into America. As a small-time, just-about-middle-aged drug dealer, he knows he cannot go through that highly guarded border undetected. So he hatches a plan. He hires a stripper to play his wife, Rose, played by deep-down-good-girl, Jennifer Aniston. A homeless, runaway, angry teenaged girl, Casey, to be his daughter. Casey, done by Emma Roberts, is played on the mark. You can easily imagine she is your everyday, angry, mouthy, rebellious teenager. Rounding out this 'family,' the son, Kenny is an awkward, socially unacceptable nerd. Kenny is performed by scene-stealing, Will Poulter. Sudeikis and Aniston had a surprising chemistry and were a great team. Aniston is probably the only beautiful woman who could perform a saucy striptease, in a garage no less, and still hold your belief in her innocence. There were touching moments of real family caring. Although much of the humor in "We're the Millers" is raw, this film is very funny and I have no problem with seeing it again!
The Movie Appreciation Club score is 8.47 out of 10! It is in 4th place as best movie of the year.