In We’re the Millers, Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time drug-dealer who gets in over his head and is forced by his boss (Ed Helms) to smuggle drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. Realizing that border agents seem to go easy on families, he hires a fake family to make the trip in an RV.
The family includes a wife (a stripper played by Jennifer Aniston), a daughter (a homeless girl played by Emma Roberts) and a son (a hapless neighbor played by Will Poulter).
The film has a Chevy Chase “Vacation” movie vibe; Sudeikis is charming in a way in which Chase was for a brief time in his career. Aniston plays a mighty-good stripper; she has another calling in case the whole acting thing doesn’t work out. Roberts gets perhaps her best role yet as Casey; she delivers some great eye-rolling moments. As for Poulter, he steals scenes nearly every time he speaks, and his encounter with a tarantula is priceless.
Sure, the movie gets a little gooey and sentimental by the time it plays out, but we’ve come to like the characters by then, so it’s OK. This is not a grand cinematic effort by any means, but it does provide some good laughs, with a fair share being quite shocking.
Special Features: The “extended cut” has an extra nine minutes or so of stuff. You also get a behind-the-scenes segment, deleted scenes, outtakes and more.