#REVIEW: “WE’RE THE MILLERS”
Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
For the past four years Warner Brothers has been hard at work resuscitating the R-rated Comedy. With the ebb and flow of politically correct rhetoric most studios have been hesitant to step on toes for laughter’s sake. Luckily they’ve been willing to play Trinculo, inspiring merriment while the tempest rages on. Their latest routine for a Restricted Audience is titled, We’re the Millers. From the Director of DodgeBall (Rawson Marshall Thurber), and the Writers of Wedding Crashers (Bob Fisher & Steve Faber), the inquiring and open-minded can rest assured that hilarity will be had.
Sexually-provocative antics abound, it’s funny being naughty! No one proves this point better than Jennifer Aniston. Having tested the waters in Horrible Bosses, she indulges herself further this time around by playing a Stripper named Rose. In the face of an eviction notice she teams up with her Neighbour and Horrible Bosses Co-Star, Jason Sudeikis. He plays David Clark, the lifelong Pot Dealer forced to make good on a drug debt by forming a Family. Emma Roberts (Casey) and Will Poulter (Kenny) play his Kids, two downtrodden Youth looking for dollars and distraction. All four combine to make The Millers, a clean-cut Christian Collective off to move more weight than Boston George.
Unequipped to handle the underworld, and unprepared to play their cookie-cutter Characters, The Millers find themselves overwhelmed by the Adventures of Drug Smuggling. The Audience on the other will be overwhelmed by how humorous this is to see. David (Sudeikis) wisecracks about his Son’s eagerness to go to third base… on a Mexican Police Officer. The beautiful Casey (Roberts) is similarly snarky, whilst Kenny (Poulter) hams it up with his elastic face. Oh, and then there’s Rose (Aniston), who not only offers up comedic gold, but also nearly every inch of her delectable body.
The Supporting Cast is equally excellent. Cult Hero Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) plays one half of a potentially deviant pair. Kathryn Hahn plays the other half, and like she does every time she’s on screen, she steals the show. By the time the Credits roll you’ll never say the word “tampon” the same again. And before those very same Credits roll, a series of great Outtakes play, so be sure not to stand-up too soon. And hopefully if enough of those seats are filled a Sequel will be green lit, because this is a Flick deserving of one.
Warner Bros. releases We’re The Millers on August 7, 2013.