“We’re the Millers” (2013)

I’m gonna go ahead and say it. Jennifer Aniston has resorted to cheap, partial nudity to remain as a relevant actress. I figured this was coming I just didn’t know when. ‘We’re the Millers‘ is a perfect example of a piece meal of stereotypes in order to make simply brained comedy for an audience who is gearing up for tax free weekend for back-2- school deals. This review won’t take long, I promise.


We’re the Millers‘ is about drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) who creates a fake family in order to smuggle marijuana from Mexico back to the US. He enlists in the help of runaway Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts), virgin Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter), and stripper Rose O’Reily (Jennifer Aniston) and offers them a cut of the $100,000 reward.

Plot Potential

The plot is interesting because it has the ‘group of strangers coming together’ vibe which often insinuates they may actually become a family in that 20 minute mark of the movie ending. I think the idea was somewhat interesting. The execution of the plot is what needs help.

Despite an interesting plot, the direction was a bit lacking and definitely signifies the last ditch effort of a movie trying to get some quick revenue from a hollow hour and forty-minute film. Plot potential earns a 10 out of 30.

Character Development

The characters in this movie are as flat a paper and as tasty as card board. The only characters with an attempt to some reaching dialogue and character development are David and and Rose and even then they seem to barely scratch the surface.

We’re the Millers‘ manages to create a comedy with the lowest of expectations. If you are going for the character development I wouldn’t recommend you waste the money. Character Development deserves a 10 out of 50.

Overall Presentation

With all of its flaws, ‘We’re the Millers‘ does manage to get some attention via stripper costumes and marijuana references. If you have the humor of a junior high school boy then by all means you will enjoy this film. This movie isn’t to be taken seriously at all. It’s intent to make you laugh with cheap humor before you realize it’s school time. The overall presentation gets a 20 out of 20.

Let’s Review

We’re the Millers‘ does a great job introducing a plot but carries it out in a very ridiculous way. Plot potential was a measly 10 out of 30. The character development was so bad it left me wondering if this grading system was accurate enough to rate a movie so poor in character development. Character development received a mediocre 10 out of 50. With the ten-fest this movie was bringing in, the only saving grace was the overall presentation which managed to convince Jennifer Aniston that being a sexy stripper wasn’t at all a degrading role and fall from grace. Overall presentation earned a poll twirling 20 out of 20 thus bringing the final score to 40 out of 100.

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