Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Anniston, and Emma Roberts, We’re the Millers is one of those “What could possibly go wrong?” movies; a movie where you’re anticipating for everything to go completely awry. This may be why it received sub-par ratings. My family and I, however, thought this movie was a laugh-riot; but maybe we enjoyed this movie so much because we enjoy slapstick/”stupid” movies.
Judging solely from the plot alone, We’re the Millers already seems like a silly movie.
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
After reading that synopsis, I already knew that this was a movie that we were going to enjoy, and of course, we had a great time. This isn’t a movie you watch with the intention of a deep or dramatic plot, it’s one of those movies you watch just to ease your mind off of things and to enjoy spending your time laughing with a couple of people.
We’re the Millers has a dysfunctional family vibe to it. Although they are not a real family, they portray a stereotypical family with troubled teenagers. This dysfunctional family vibe adds some meaning to the movie, making the characters more relatable and giving them more depth. And an important factoid that was brought up during class is that the best lessons are learned when you go off course, which is what I believe happened in this movie. Without giving too much away, the Millers learned about family relationships when they least expected it.
I’d recommend you watch this movie with people that aren’t too conservative or easily offended, as this movie may seem too over the top; but you could probably already knew that from looking at the movie poster.