Monday, 25 May 2015
POPCORN REVIEW: WE'RE THE MILLERS
Problems? Family dynamics? I'll give you some family dynamics! It's Miller time and you don't even want these guys as your Zac Efron and Seth Rogen like 'Bad Neighbours'. This is like 'National Lampoon's' R.V. took a 'Due Date' diversion with a 'Hangover' and picked up a couple of 'Horrible Bosses' on the way too. Meet the Millers. The dad (the hilarious Jason Sudeikis) is a drug dealer. The mum (the ever funny and sexy Jennifer Aniston) is a stripper. While one kid (Emma Roberts on fine form) is a runaway and the other (the wonderful Will Poulter)...well we have no idea what the hell is going on with this kid! We don't think hilarious co-stars Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Quinn and drug lord Ed Helms (you ain't convincing anyone...we know you're still a dentist Stu) do either. Still this all makes for one fabulous family farce that fuels up the road trip fun and games even if some of you will be left screaming; "are we there yet"?! Sure these days a lot of comedies gag reels are funnier than the actual films themselves but there's some fourth of July fireworks here for a film that tries to smuggle as much smutty laughs across the R rated border as it contraband can. And with the funniest references to R&B lady legends TLC since those 'Other Guys' this 'my fake wife and kids' does more than chase waterfalls as they make a splash. But still, like any family making a trip across country when you make a little roadside stop...try to keep off the grass! TIM DAVID HARVEY.