Family is never easy. But imagine putting people who are not even related together and forcing them to be a family. The product is “We’re the Millers.”
In, what I believe to be the best comedy of the summer, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter play a fake family in order to help Sudeikis’ character smuggle marijuana over the Mexican border. The plot follows the family’s trek across the border in their RV while trouble follows.
This movie made me laugh from the beginning to the end. The dialogue was good, but the humor was what made this movie memorable. The actors’ delivery and execution were flawless and not corny in any way. What made the story even funnier was that even though the Millers were a fake family, they acted exactly like a real family.
What put this movie over the top was the performance of Kenny, played by Will Poulter, as the kind-hearted neighbor without a family. He is awkward, sweet and really wants to help Sudeikis’ character. His naivety makes his role even funnier. Kenny doesn’t see how awkward and strange he is, which makes the audience love him even more.
Emma Roberts’ character was necessary, but she did not have any standout moments to make her role memorable. Her main purpose, I believe for being involved, is that she really wants a family because she had runaway from hers. As the movie goes on, we see how comfortable she gets with the Millers, which adds a heartwarming quality to the film.
This movie does have its typical movie parts, like how Sudeikis’ character actually has had a crush on Aniston’s character since she moved into the apartment complex. Though we’ve seen it before, the love interest is a cute moment nonetheless.
While this movie is a comedy and meant to make fun of an unrealistic situation, it shows the importance of family. Just because the people in this movie aren’t related by blood or know each other that well, it shows that a family is a group of people who will stand by and protect each other.
3 out of 5 stars.