We're the Millers is laugh-out-loud funny.
A low-level drug dealer gets robbed of all his cash and the marijuana he sells for a wheeler dealer and owes the guy a ton of money. To compensate, he agrees to go to Mexico and pick up a "small" quantity of pot. The small quantity turns out to be a large RV full.
To pull it off and keep border guards from being suspicious, he puts together a fake family. His wife is a stripper; the son, a geeky kid from the neighborhood; the daughter is a runaway.
They encounter the usual pitfalls and comic characters. They don't like each other, then they do. The RV breaks down. A problem comes up with the drug dealers and they give chase. The low-level guy isn't exactly honest about the payment details.
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Sometimes recycled ideas work. This one is done by four pretty good comedy screenwriters -- and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Credit much of the fun to a funny cast: Jennifer Aniston, Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis, the lately ubiquitous Nick Offerman (The Kings of Summer), Ed Helms, Kathryn Hahn, Emma Roberts and a terrific turn by Will Poulter who plays the fake son.
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jennifer Anniston, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Lennon
Mr. Movie rating: 4 1/2 stars
Rated R for mature themes, language, drug use. It is playing at the Carmike 12, the Fairchild Cinemas 12 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.