Despite the fact that We’re the Millers partially takes place in Colorado and there is a shot of DIA in the film, it has a very poorly written story with derivative characters. I definitely was not surprised by the lack of narrative quality because the highest grossing August 2013 film has been successful due to its laugh out loud comedy.
Like most mainstream comedies, Millers fails to piece together a worthwhile story from its hilarious sketches. To set up the skits, Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) assembles an unlikely group consisting of a stripper (Jennifer Aniston, Wanderlust), a homeless girl (Emma Roberts, It’s Kind of a Funny Story), and a virgin (Will Poulter, Wild Bill) to act as his family to smuggle drugs from Mexico to Colorado for drug-lord, Ed Helms (The Hangover III).
Through a bunch of set comedy pieces, absurd sexual humor and subplots make it seem like an episode of Saturday Night Live with belly laughs throughout the show. The best performances came from Aniston strutting her stuff, matching her sexy persona in Horrible Bosses, and Poulter, who actually provides the audience with an emotional coming of age story to follow.
Millers is probably your best bet for a late summer blockbuster to see, but just know that the best thing about it is its ridiculous humor and the exposure it gives to Colorado.
Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief