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We're The Millers (Extended Cut)
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12.10.2013 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Rawson Marshall Thurber

Actors:
Jason Sudeikis
Jennifer Aniston
Ed Helms

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A pot dealer (Sudeikis) is robbed and thus forced to make a trip across the border into Mexico to retrieve a smidge of weed for his boss. In hopes of blending in, he recruits an unlikely ‘family’ to help fool the border patrol.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I love comedies, but the trailers for this flick didn’t do anything for me (in all honesty I think it had something to do with Will Poulter as I was still angry at him for ruining CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER), but thankfully I was wrong. Dead wrong in fact. This, and THE HEAT, were the two surprise/standout comedies of the year for me—I’m still in awe at how THE HEAT was better than IDENTITY THIEF. I laughed out loud for the majority of this film and am looking forward to watching it a second time. And I forgive you Will, the YouTube video made it all worthwhile.

No question about it, Jason Sudeikis is funny as hell. He rocked this flick from top to bottom. I’m glad he’s getting his run in the driver seat because dude’s a show stopper. He stole the show in HORRIBLE BOSSES, he was the ONLY funny aspect of MOVIE 43 (I still feel everyone on that film’s creative team should be tortured), and his run on EASTBOUND AND DOWN was utterly hilarious. The same can’t be said of Ed Helms, whose character is just an annoying dick who brings virtually nothing to this film other than moving the plot forward. Jennifer Aniston brought in more than her share of laughs, and the overall chemistry between the entire Miller Family was spot on. There are just too many funny parts to mention, but one of my favorites would have to be when they sit down for a family chat with Scottie P. I laughed myself into tears.

WE’RE THE MILLERS is middle ground comedy that doesn’t push too hard, but at the same time doesn’t mind stepping over the line of good taste to get a rise. Thankfully, when it does, the result is indeed humorous. If you’re a fan of HORRIBLE BOSSES, Sudeikis, or just love an all-around funny ride, you’ll have a good time with this one. Obviously, at its core, there’s one of those ‘family values’ plot dynamics that’s easy to see coming because it’s been done a million times before, but at least you’ll care about these characters enough to let it slide. The Pablo Chacon villain is a tad weak and underused, but thankfully it doesn’t affect the flow enough to hurt the film. This isn’t something that needs a sequel, but it’s a damn funny one shot that deserves you’re attention.
THE EXTRAS
Millers Unleashed: Outtakes Overload: A look at many of the adlib and improve used by the characters in various scenes. Definitely good for a couple laughs.

Stories from the Road: Seven short behind-the-scenes featurettes, which focus on Jennifer Aniston’s sex appeal and presence, the characters, the role of the RV, and more. I think Aniston looks great for her age. Do I buy her as a stripper? She’s got the moves, but I might need a lap dance before I can be totally convinced.

Living’ It Up with Brad: Four minutes of Ed Helm as Brad Gurdlinger. He should have been way funnier than he was. It’s too bad.

When Paranoia Sets In: A short mock-interrogation of the cast in character regarding the abuse of “oregano” on set.

Deleted Scenes: There’s fifteen minutes here of hit and miss jokes, but seeing as how the flick was already long, I can see why they had to trim the hedges a little. Still worth a watch though.

Gags & More Outtakes: Basically a gag reel consisting of a few laughs.

Previews: There are a bunch of trailers as well as a DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised from time to time, especially when it comes to comedies. The extended version is good for what you’d expect (a little more raunch), but even without it, this is a funny title you’ll be glad you checked out.
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7:32AM on 12/10/2013
The Heat - stand out comedy of the year. Really? I thought it unfunny the first time I saw it; after sitting through it for a second time confirmed how terrible it was. The one bit that raised a smile was in the trailer which I saw 50 times in the run up to its release. We're The Millers was fun though.
The Heat - stand out comedy of the year. Really? I thought it unfunny the first time I saw it; after sitting through it for a second time confirmed how terrible it was. The one bit that raised a smile was in the trailer which I saw 50 times in the run up to its release. We're The Millers was fun though.
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