14A) We're The Millers
Warner Bros Pictures.
Running Time: 110 Minutes.
3 stars out of 4.
In We're The Millers, Jason Sudeikis plays a drug dealer, forced to smuggle weed across the border into the U.S, so he creates a fake family, to avoid any suspicion from border officers. We're The Millers is a film where all of the best and funny parts were given away in the trailer, which leaves out any form of suspense or humour when you actually sit down and watch the film. The plot is interesting, and the characters are likeable and somewhat funny, but the film itself is overlong, at times boring, lazy, and the script is not logical as I noticed many plot holes, and many of the situations the characters get themselves into do not make any sense.
Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston reunite on screen for the first time since 2011's hilarious Horrible Bosses, and the result is a film that struggles with humour, jokes, and comedy. Going into We're The Millers I had high expectations, as the trailer was very funny, and I like the actors in the film. My expectations were not met, and I think had the filmmakers cut the film down to its 2.5 minute long trailer, I would have enjoyed the film more as the compilation of the best parts of the film were in the trailer.
We're The Millers stars Jason Sudeikis, and Jennifer Aniston, who do a good job with the material they are given. They are believable and have good chemistry. I was disappointed because Jason Sudeikis is very funny on Saturday Night Live, and does not bring any of his SNL comedy to the set of We're The Millers. Emma Roberts and Will Poulter lead a great ensemble, and the standout of the entire cast is Will Poulter, who was given the funniest bits, comedic situations, and material, and is also the most likeable, and interesting character.
We're The Millers starts strong, but as the film goes on the quality decreases as well, and despite a very funny kissing scene in the middle of the film, I just found myself occasionally laughing at the jokes, bits, and situations. The final scene in the film makes no sense, and I understand that the writers wanted to end the film on a happily ever after type scene, instead the film concludes not making and sense whatsoever, and will leave you leaving the theatre thinking..."what"?
I know it sounds like this is the worst film of the year, and believe me this film is far from it, there were certain moments that were funny, especially the end bloopers with a funny FRIENDS reference, and the characters were likeable, its just the best parts were given away in the trailers, and had they not been given away, this would be a more positive review.
We're The Millers is a film that succeeds on the like ability of its cast and characters alone, and despite having some funny moments and a standout performance from Will Poulter, We're The Millers ultimately fails at giving audiences any funny or original jokes. The best parts of the film were given away in the trailer, and the film as a whole is not as funny, or interesting as its synopsis or trailers suggest.