Take a small-time pot dealer, a stripper, a runaway and the weird kid from down the hall. Imagine they pretend to be a family to smuggle drugs over the Mexican border. What do you get? A comedy that’s better than others.
Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston play fake husband and wife with their fake children, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts, as they bring enough marijuana to fill an RV from Mexico to the United States. The four play off each other’s humor well, and the dynamic makes for some very funny moments.
Most comedies make people believe that the actual movie will be funny by showing the one or two “laugh-out-loud” moments in their trailers. But “We’re the Millers” had a couple more humorous scenes which weren’t shown in the coming attractions, a genuine surprise when drab films like “The Internship” flop.
It wasn’t all about the comedy, though. Behind the far-fetched plot, there was meaning and a timely message.
If you’ve gotten tired of watching “Pitch Perfect” or “The Hangover” trilogy by now, give “We’re the Millers” a try. It’s sure to smoke the other summer comedies.