Film Watch – 381. We’re the Millers

were-the-millersFast Facts

Title: We’re the Millers
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Year: 2013
Run time: 1 hr 50 mins

Background Info

I was convinced that this would be awful, one of those middle of the road but trying to be edgy comedies with an ex-Friends star that just doesn’t deliver. The first trailer in particular put me off, because it didn’t mention that they weren’t a real family, and I thought the boy was really ogling his mother. The second trailer put my mind at ease but only a little!

Live Blog

2:45 – There’s such a thing as daddy weight?
5:23 – “I know you’re technically on a break…” WE WERE ON A BREAK.
11:21 – Dexter reference!
11:44 – Loving the giant aquarium behind his desk.
14:33 – Real life Flanders!
20:17 – Jeez, when my hairdresser asks what I want, I just say a tidy up!
24:52 – I want that RV!
27:16 – Marky Mark gets a mention.
34:19 – Be a team player!
41:37 – He just high-fived himself. Otherwise known as clapping.
43:10 – He did the whole flippin’ rap! Amazing.
50:28 – Of all the people to give you a lift, the Drug Enforcement Agency.
51:31 – I like that they’re calling it a weed baby.
52:02 – Miller time.
59:31 – “If you ever get scared about anything, count to three and then just do it.”
1:09:49 – Half of them are still wearing the same clothes.
1:14:52 – As if they hadn’t upset him enough already, they’ve smashed his car in two.
1:20:50 – “Well, I’m awake and I speak English so I do know what you’re saying.”
1:22:10 – No ragrets.
1:29:38 – “Nice try, radio, nice try.”
1:45:39 – Everything really IS a Friends reference!

Conclusions

Actually this was surprisingly good. All four were really good, and although there were some scenes I could have done without, and plenty of cringeworthy bits, it was entertaining. I loved the little references here and there, and the bloopers at the end were great fun. One of the better comedies I’ve seen for a while.

Rating: 4/5

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