Film Review: We’re The Millers

Posted in Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 23 Aug 2013

A boring, stereotypical and tired Hollywood comedy, We’re The Millers doesn’t raise a single laugh as it bumbles languidly to the finish. About a pot dealer who pays his mis-fit neighbours to pretend to be his family as he attempts to smuggle drugs across the border, however, it doesn’t go completely according to plan and not before long they find themselves in spot of bother.

It’s hard to remember a role Jennifer Aniston played convincingly since Rachel on Friends, and We’re The Millers is another example in a long line of failures. Losing her charisma and raw sex appeal, in We’re The Millers Aniston plays a stripper but it’s one of the biggest mis-castings in recent memory. The only shining light is Will Poulter, who could have hoped for a better role in his American debut but it’ll start to get his name out there nonetheless.

Jason Sudeikis does his best but he doesn’t come close to savin g the film. We’re The Millers is a languid and boring movie that really feels its length at 110 minutes, though there wasn’t a good 90-minute film in there either.


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