Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spotlight: We're The Millers (Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms)

David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids—after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms).

In order to wipe the slate clean—and maintain a clean bill of health—David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.

Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses) as David Clark
Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses, Just Go with It, The Bounty Hunter) as Sarah "Rose" O'Reilly
Emma Roberts (Empire State, The Art of Getting By, Scream 4) as Casey Mathis
Will Poulter (Wild Bill, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Son of Rambow) as Kenny Rossmore
Ed Helms (Hangover, The Office, The Daily Show) as Brad Gurdlinger
Nick Offerman (Casa de Mi Padrea, 21 Jump Street, Parks and Recreation) as Don Fitzgerald
Kathryn Hahn (Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) as Edie Fitzgerald
Molly Quinn (Castle, Superman: Unbound, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked) as Melissa Fitzgerald
Ken Marino (The State, Party Down, Childrens Hospital) as Todd
Tomer Sisley (Sleepless Night, Largo Winch, Truands) as Pablo Chacon
Matthew Willig as One Eye
Mark L. Young (Movie 43, Heroes, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Scotty P.

The opening screen has some funny viral videos from YouTube, which everyone has probably seen already. They always make people laugh regardless, but I do wonder how many people haven’t seen them before. That would have been interesting. We’re The Millers is an excellent comedy, which never gas a dull moment. There is always something to laugh at, which a movie of this genre should do. The last half an hour becomes more mushy emotion-filled but even that part was a nice addition. Nearing the end of the movie, I was getting curious as to what happened to the characters when everything was all said and done. I must say, I couldn’t think of a better way to conclude the film. Jason Sudeikis is always a great cast for a comedy and Jennifer Anistion, showing promise in Horrible Bosses, is a great choice for the female role. She also shows you can still be hot at her age, dancing in underwear in a few scenes. Everyone knows Ed Helms is funny, because of the Hangover trilogy, but you haven’t seen him as a villain, which he does well. Emma Roberts and Will Poulter are great teen casts for the film and are entertaining to watch.

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