Sunday, February 16, 2014

Watched - We're The Millers

We're The Millers
2013
Rated R
110 minutes

'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.'

I didn't have much interest in this movie at first because I thought it was just another over the top raunchy 'humor' type movie.  A friend of mine insisted I should watch it though, that it wasn't really that bad.  Hubby and I watched it the other day and I was pleasantly surprised!  Sure, there was some raunchy humor but it wasn't just nonstop shock value nastiness like some 'comedies' these days can be.

David is pot dealer who gets robbed by street thugs.  He loses all the money he owes his boss/supplier and in order to repay the debt, the debt wants him to simply go to Mexico and bring back "a smidge and a half" of pot.  David doesn't have a choice, he has to do it, so he's trying to figure out the best way to do this without getting caught.  He figures if he has a very normal, geeky touristy looking family it will draw the least amount of attention.  His boss has arranged for this huge RV, so David thinks it's going to be a piece of cake.  He convinces three acquaintances to help.  The first is Kenny, this big hearted but really dorky teenager who lives in his apartment building.  Kenny's mom is always gone, shacking up with boyfriends and whatnot, and Kenny is so eager for acceptance that he agrees to pose as David's son.  They get next get Casey to join them.  She is a teenage homeless/runaway girl who Kenny sort of has a crush on.  It's while he's trying to save her from the thugs that are harassing her that David tries to save *him* and ends up having his money stolen in the first place.  Casey agrees to pose as David's son when he agrees to pay her a chunk of money from what he'll be earning.  And then there is Rose, David's neighbor in the apartment building, a stripper who has just quit her job and gotten evicted.  At the last minute she decides to take him up on his offer of money to pose as his wife for this trip.

Of course what they think is going to be a simple job with a big payoff turns out to be anything but.  There are some predictable mishaps and adventures but it stays funny.  When they keep meeting other geeky touristy families, and keep running into one family in particular, things just get more and more complicated.  And hilarious.  How do you explain your baby...which was really a bundle of pot...getting run over by a truck?  How do you explain kissing your 'mother' and 'sister' while your 'dad' takes pictures?  How does your past as a stripper get you out of being killed by Mexican drug lords?  The spider bite?  The total dumbass boyfriend of the moment at the carnival..."knowwutahmsayin?"??  LOL

Perhaps the funniest part of all actually came during the credits while the outtakes were playing.  In the movie there is a scene in the RV where David turns on the radio and Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls is playing and the rest of the family is all 'Ooohh, I love this song!'  Dorky Kenny even does the middle rap part.  But in the outtakes, in that scene, the theme song from Friends is what plays and it's SO DANG FUNNY because Jennifer Aniston is there and wasn't expecting it.  So. Freakin'. Funny!  My hubby didn't get the connection or why it was funny, but I had tears rolling, gasping for air, laughing so hard.

So anyway, yeah, this was actually a fun movie to watch.  Some raunch humor, yeah, but nothing near like some of the other movies that are out there these days.

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