We're the Millers movie review - Aussieboyreviews


When a drug dealer, a stripper, a virgin and a runaway form a fake family for drug smuggling purposes, you get a fake family comedy with real family dramas. We’re the Millers is entertaining, surprising, timely, satisfying and funny.


A small-time pot dealer hires two local teenagers and a neighbouring stripper to create a fake family together in order to help him smuggle a large shipment of drugs to the U.S. from Mexico.

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Movie details

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Kathryn Hahn, Nick Offerman, Ed Helms, Molly Quinn, Mark L. Young
Writer: Sean Anders, Steve Faber, Bob Fisher, John Morris
Release Date (Australia): 15 August 2013
Runtime: 110 minutes/1h 50m
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Spanish

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains themes of drug dealing and smuggling. There are also several instances of crude humour.

Violence (M)

There are multiple sequences throughout the film featuring fist-fights, shootings and people being hit with blunt objects. These sequences are occasionally accompanied by depictions of blood detail.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains strong coarse language, including frequent use of the word “f**k”, and use of the words “ass”, “bitch”, “s**t”, “d**k” and “c**k”.

Drug Use (M)

The film features drug dealing and smuggling, and also includes scenes featuring packaged marijuana.

Nudity (MA15+)

The film contains brief crude depictions of male genitals and scenes that feature buttocks nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features strong crude verbal and visual references to sexual acts, virginity, sex toys and includes use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

When a drug dealer, a stripper, a virgin and a runaway form a fake family and embark on a fake-family road trip, you get a fake-family comedy with some real family dramas. But We’re the Millers is a raunchy and coarse comedy worthy of its mature rating. It’s not a sensitive drama, so expect your fair share of content surrounding drugs, stripping, sex, arguing and countless close-calls guaranteed to provide anyone with fun laughs and a memorable time.

The fake family known as the Millers are enrolled by an eccentric cast mainly concentrated on Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts. And they all have significant roles in telling story of a small-time pot dealer hiring two local teenagers and a neighbouring stripper to form a fake family in order to help him smuggle a large shipment of drugs to the U.S. from Mexico.

From the opening montage of funny Internet clips all the way through introducing us to the current circumstances of our four main quirky characters with necessary amounts of time and detail, the film lets you in on the fact that you’re gonna eventually drown in its humour and there’s gonna be more “what’s-gonna-happen?” sequences than regular comedies hold. For a bright comedy that knows to never take itself more seriously than required, We’re the Millers is actually very clever where it needs to be and there’s always some exciting s##t happening to keep us intrigued.

Unlike so many other comedies and family-related movies in general, however, We’re the Millers catches onto the opportunity to emotionally connect us with the characters and jolt us with some touching family themes. It’s not for the old reasons for why this film is incredibly thoughtful and surprisingly original; when the fake family get into heated disagreements, that’s when they eventually begin to bond and it feels like they’re slowly becoming a real family through the more time they spend with each other, both together and individually. This is again elevated by wonderful performances from the cast. Overall, this makes We’re the Millers an authentically-feeling family-themed comedy that knows to never waste time and keep on the road.

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