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We're the Millers

By EMILY JENSEN
Up until now, I only tolerated Jennifer Aniston. She’s the vanilla ice cream of the cinematic world—the safe choice for any money-grubbing flick designed to appeal to the broadest audience possible. But her performance as a caustic stripper in We’re the Millers is a sort of remedy for all those years of good-girl typecasting (save her role as a rapey dentist in Horrible Bosses). Is the novelty of a squeaky-clean Aniston working the pole yet another cheap Hollywood ploy to sell movie tickets? Absolutely. But it turns out she has the range to pull it off with surprising depth and feeling. Admittedly, her performance is tangled up in a very silly premise, in which she essentially plays house with a drug dealer (Jason Sudeikis), a runaway (Emma Roberts) and a freckle-plagued virgin (Will Poulter) as a front for smuggling an RV full of weed across the Mexican border. But the characters are engaging enough, and the situational comedy generally entertaining enough, to make for some decent brain candy. And when it’s less than decent, Aniston’s rather spectacular strip tease in an auto body shop is there to distract you.
 
  • Genres: Action, Comedy
  • Running Time: 109 minutes
  • Release Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Brief Graphic Nudity, Crude Sexual Content, Drug Material, Pervasive Language ]
  • Critic's Score: B-
  • Starring: Jennifer Aniston [Rose], Jason Sudeikis [David], Will Poulter [Kenny], Emma Roberts [Casey], Ed Helms [Brad Gurdlinger], Nick Offerman [Don Fitzgerald], Kathryn Hahn [Edie Fitzgerald], Molly Quinn [Melissa Fitzgerald], Tomer Sisley [Pablo Chacon], Matthew Willig [One-Eye], Luis Guzmán [Mexican Cop], Thomas Lennon [Rick Nathanson], Mark L. Young [Scottie P], Ken Marino [Todd]
  • Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber [Director], Bob Fisher [Screenwriter], Steve Faber [Screenwriter], Sean Anders [Screenwriter], John Morris [Screenwriter], Vincent Newman [Producer], Tucker Tooley [Producer], Happy Walters [Producer], Chris Bender [Producer], David Heyman [Executive Producer], J.C. Spink [Executive Producer], Marcus Viscidi [Executive Producer], Toby Emmerich [Executive Producer], Richard Brener [Executive Producer], David Neustadter [Executive Producer], Barry Peterson [Cinematographer], Clayton Hartley [Production Design], Mike Sale [Film Editor], Theodore Shapiro [Original Music], Ludwig Göransson [Original Music], Shay Cunliffe [Costume Designer], Lisa Beach [Casting], Sarah Katzman [Casting], Elliott Glick [Art Director], Chuck Potter [Set Decoration]
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