'We're the Millers' is too bland to be entertaining (+video)
'Millers' stars Jason Sudeikis as the head of a group who need to pretend to be a family in order to smuggle drugs across the Mexican border.
â€śWeâ€™re the Millersâ€ť tries to be a more dirty-minded version of those old â€śNational Lampoonâ€ť family road trip movies. Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time dope dealer, Jennifer Aniston is his stripper neighbor, Will Poulter is a virginal teen living in his apartment building, and Emma Roberts plays a homeless punkette. In order to smuggle 1,500 kilos of marijuana across the Mexican border, Sudeikisâ€™s character rents an RV and bribes this warring trio into pretending to be one big peachy-keen family.
Sudeikis reportedly did a lot of joke enhancement on the script (credited to multiple writers) but not nearly enough. Even tastelessness needs to have some taste. The blue humor in â€śWeâ€™re the Millersâ€ť is just bland. And yes, Aniston performs a (modified) striptease. Thatâ€™s pretty bland, too. Grade: C- (Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity.)