Rawson Marshall Thurber
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.
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.