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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Movie Review : We're The Millers


"Right.... another predictable pretend family sitcom. As if we haven't seen enough." That was my first thought when I heard about this movie. So, what is going to be different about this movie that isn't out there already, I ask. Drug-dealing... oppss wait, it's drug-smuggling. There's a difference, as David Burke/Jason Sudeikis would emphasize in the movie. Yeah right. But clearly I was wrong for that crude first impression as 'We're the Millers' knocked me off my seats with insane comedy.


Synopsis
David Burke (Jason 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 towipe 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 (Jennifer 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.

Verdict
Sure enough, the plot and storyline is totally predictable. You know, the same roux of needed to do something, pretend to be a family, finally it felt so real that you want ended up being a real family. Yup, that part of the movie is still true. The Millers is are just like any other pretend family. Appear to be all white and suburban, but aside from the facade they put on in order to get the so-called 'smidge' of weed from Mr. Pablo Chacon, all of them is just as fucked up as on their own.


Let's get down to narrowing the Millers. David..uh. Common drug dealer, loser-like but living free. Well, it's none of my biz how he wish to waste his life, not progressing at all even after college, still selling weed and all. But Jason Sudeikis hit big jackpot with this movie as he was hilarious and definitely funny as hell to laugh at. Right from the superficial makeover to his 'foot-on-the-ground' approach throughout their 'vacation', he's a fresh face of male comedy actor. I think people have seen enough of Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, and the likes of them. Though you all might beg to differ.


Rose/Sarah, or okay, Jen Aniston. Seriously, the whole stripper profile just doesn't click with her. I don't know, she gives weird vibes every single time she was skimpily dressed in her lingerie. But that's the only thing at fault with her. For the rest of the movie, I can't stop laughing on how she was acting all super-mom-like on the pretend kids. And she was funny all the way through the movie. It was fun to watch Jennifer as a non-sappy character for once. It worked well. I remembered this one part where they were playing drawing charades and Jenny shouted "BLACK COCK DOWN". Priceless!


As for the kids, Casey and Kenny, you might think that they would soon fall in love with each other (I predicted that), and oh boy how I was wrong. They ended up adding more humor the movie. Casey's foul-mouthed and emo-like behaviour was easily shrugged off as soon as she felt like a real family, and was happy about it. Kenny Millers, he's adorable. Simply adorable. The best part would probably his inexperience with kissing girls, where Casey and Rose ended up giving him kissing lesson, swapping kisses left-to-right. That was priceless!


I  won't deny that the story and plot is really predictable. And if it wasn't for the awesome cast and brilliant humor, this movie would totally fail to distinguish itself from tons of other good comedy movies. Though some might find most of the humor and jokes in the movies were dry and demeaning, you'd be surprised at how the combination of these four can change the way you're thinking. Right from every obstacles that they had to go through to successfully smuggle the weeds; gay security officers, another mormon family with RV which the husband turns out to be a cop, and of course Pablo Chacon and his right-hand-man. It's really wacky enough to watch them sweats their brain out to keep from them getting busted.


I can remember lots of funny moments from the movies such as the whispered yelling (that was hilarious!), the kissing lesson, the breast-fondling, the weed baby, the awkward shallow vagina story, and more. Oppss, I've said too much. I guess you should really check it out. One thing for sure was that you won't regret watching it. When I watched it with the rest of the bloggers at its premiere screening, the hall was booming with our laughter. We all really did laugh out loud for most of the time. You guys should really check this movie into your 'Must Watch' list. Hey, even the bloopers at the end of the movie are worth to stay back and watch. Rating 9.5/10

1 comment:

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