Jason Sudeikis as Dave Clark
Jennifer Anniston as Rose
Emma Roberts as Casey
Will Poulter as Kenny
Ed Helms as Brad Gurdlinger
Nick Offerman as Don Fitzgerald
Kathryn Hahn as Edie Fitzgerald
In theaters August 7
Meet Dave. Dave is your average middle aged pot dealer. He’s been selling pot since college and he’s still at it. Dave’s clientele is mostly suburbanites, Overworked dads and soccer moms, etc. He does not sell to kids. He usually just minds his own business occasionally crossing paths with a couple of neighbors in his apartment building, a stripper named Rose (Anniston) and often left alone teenage boy Kenny (Poulter). Rose and Dave really don’t seem to care for each other while Kenny, whose mother is always absent, is just starved for friendship and attention.
One evening Dave and Kenny see Casey, (Roberts) a neighborhood street kid, being attacked by a gang of hoods. Dave reluctantly tries to come to the rescue only to have them turn on him, beat him and take his stash. That includes all of his money and pot he had in his apartment. Dave is now in deep, deep debt to his supplier Brad (Helms) who basically gives Dave an ultimatum: Do me one favor and I won’t kill you. The favor is to go to Mexico and smuggle an RV full of marijuana back to the states and all will be forgiven. Dave is really not wanting to to this, but he has no choice. After thinking it through Dave realizes that a lone man crossing the border in an RV may seem kind of suspicious and could prompt an inspection, so he hits on an idea. No one would search an RV with a vacationing family on board, but where to get a family?
Dave asks Rose, Kenny, and Casey to play his “family” for the trip. After negotiating terms, they reluctantly agree. Outwardly they may look like the perfect happy family, but they are far from happy about it. After they leave the pick up at what they assumed was Brad’s Mexican compound, Brad informs Dave that he just ripped off a cartel kingpin’s stash. When the kingpin gets wind of the robbery, he comes after “the Millers” to get his merchandise back. Dave has to get the stash back to Brad asap, and not get stopped at the border, oh and not get his “family” killed. Things get even more dicey when the Millers meet another traveling family, the Fitzgeralds, who are so gosh darn friendly, it borders on creepy. But their situation gets more complicated because the head of the Fitzgerald clan, Don (Offerman) is a DEA agent.
We’re The Millers is a hilarious caper. This is what summertime movie fun looks like. If you only see one comedy this summer, make it this one. I guarantee this film will have you in stitches
5 out of 5 stars.
Check out the trailer for “WE’RE THE MILLERS” below: