Written by Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball), We’re the Millers tells the story of David Clark (played by Jason Sudeikis), a drug dealer that loses his stash of weed, and gets sent on a mission to smuggle “just a smidge and a half” of marijuana from over the Mexican border.
To help increase his odds of a successful mission, he recruits Rose (Jennifer Aniston) – a stripper neighbour posing as a Mother, Casey (Emma Roberts) – a homeless girl as a daughter and Kenny (Will Poulter) – a ‘virgin’ 18 year old posing as a son to create a makeshift family on a holiday in a huge RV.
Plan after plan becomes a disaster for the group as they are chased by gang leaders, nearly killed and befriended by a weird family, so they can smuggle the drugs out of Mexico to David’s boss Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms), the unlikely drug lord.
The interactions between the four “family” members are unique and hilarious, with much the comedic moments coming from the father and son roles. The adult themes, language and sexual content are what make the storyline flow. There are times where you stop and stare in awe (Jennifer Aniston still looks fantastic at 44) and times where you will be curling up in your chair, crying with laughter.
Recommended for all comedy lovers, We’re The Millers is a surprise success.