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We're the Millers

Published December 26, 2013

We're the Millers

Film info

  • Title We're the Millers
  • Director Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Year 2013
  • Run time 1hr 50m
  • Genres
  • Tagline If anyone asks

David Clark is a small-time pot dealer who likes to keep a low profile. His clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids. 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. In order to wipe 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 and wannabe customer Kenny, and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey, 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.

Fast Facts

Title: We’re the Millers Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Year: 2013 Run time: 1 hr 50 mins

Background Info

I was convinced that this would be awful, one of those middle of the road but trying to be edgy comedies with an ex-Friends star that just doesn’t deliver. The first trailer in particular put me off, because it didn’t mention that they weren’t a real family, and I thought the boy was really ogling his mother. The second trailer put my mind at ease but only a little!

Live Blog

2:45 - There’s such a thing as daddy weight? 5:23 - “I know you’re technically on a break…” WE WERE ON A BREAK. 11:21 - Dexter reference! 11:44 - Loving the giant aquarium behind his desk. 14:33 - Real life Flanders! 20:17 - Jeez, when my hairdresser asks what I want, I just say a tidy up! 24:52 - I want that RV! 27:16 - Marky Mark gets a mention. 34:19 - Be a team player! 41:37 - He just high-fived himself. Otherwise known as clapping. 43:10 - He did the whole flippin' rap! Amazing. 50:28 - Of all the people to give you a lift, the Drug Enforcement Agency. 51:31 - I like that they’re calling it a weed baby. 52:02 - Miller time. 59:31 - “If you ever get scared about anything, count to three and then just do it.” 1:09:49 - Half of them are still wearing the same clothes. 1:14:52 - As if they hadn’t upset him enough already, they’ve smashed his car in two. 1:20:50 - “Well, I’m awake and I speak English so I do know what you’re saying.” 1:22:10 - No ragrets. 1:29:38 - “Nice try, radio, nice try.” 1:45:39 - Everything really IS a Friends reference!

Conclusions

Actually this was surprisingly good. All four were really good, and although there were some scenes I could have done without, and plenty of cringeworthy bits, it was entertaining. I loved the little references here and there, and the bloopers at the end were great fun. One of the better comedies I’ve seen for a while.

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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