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Movie Review: We're the Millers

by Dan Gunderson

It has been awhile since I have reviewed a movie. In fact, it has been awhile, for me, since I have seen a new movie on the weekend it has come out. Chalk it up to increased responsibilities, lack of good movies and laziness. Not in that particular order but you understand where I am coming from.

Forgive me for my negligence in my movie reviewing. What I am going to try and do to make up for my grievances is to review at least one movie a week. Whether it is old or new, it does not matter. For this week’s review, I went to see We’re the Millers.

This comedy, which opened on the weekend of August 9, features a couple of my favorite comedy actors in Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Aniston, known for her role as Rachael Green on the television series Friends, and Sudeikis, of SNL fame, play a stripper and low-level drug dealer. Respectively. Or not respectively. Either way.

David Clark (Sudeikis) is enlisted by Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms) to head down to Mexico to grab a “smidge” of pot. Clark, realizing that going alone would draw too much attention, decides to enlist Rose O’Reilly (Aniston) as his made up wife.

Rounding out the make shift family are his next door neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) and runaway and homeless Casey (Emma Roberts). When they family arrives in Mexico, they realize that a smidge of marijuana is more like two metric tons and hilarity ensues.

I planned on going to this movie with my girlfriend and cousin. My dad, who was a missionary, was in town and took my girlfriend and me out to supper before the movie. When my girlfriend invited him to join us, he wanted to know what the movie was about. I said the words “drug dealer” and “stripper” and instantly he was busy.

Now, my dad isn’t a snob by any means but don’t go into this movie expecting a family friendly type of film. Expect the type of movie that Sudeikis has been delivering on for the last couple years. From Horrible Bosses to Hall Pass, Sudeikis has been the funniest man on the big screen.

He delivers yet again in this movie and his pairing with Aniston went much better than I expected. Aniston has really shed the Friends persona the last couple years by playing some really edgy characters in a couple movies, including the overly touchy dentist in Horrible Bosses.

The movie has been one of the funnier movies I have seen this summer and I would recommend you go see it in theaters. It is also one of those movies you should have in your DVD collection for a rainy day or if you need a movie to watch for a couch date.

Just remember Sudeikis = Funny.