Were The Millers Review: Great Trailer, Mediocre Movie

Were The Millers: Efficient Trailer

We're the Millers is a light going comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The main character David is a small time local drug dealer who got robbed and was forced to traffic a "smidge" of drugs over the Mexican border.
The camouflage method David used in order to get as less attention to himself as possible was creating a fake family that will act as his cover during the smuggling mission. He convinces his virgin teenage neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) to be his son. A homeless runaway Casey (Emma Roberts) to be his daughter and his neighbor stripper Rose/Sarah (Jennifer Aniston) to act as his loving wife. 

During the film our four heroes encounter some ridiculously funny situations and tend to overuse sex jokes as much as possible. There were plenty of amusing moments during the film. After all the entire Were The Millers cast are gifted comedians and there was no way you won’t get a smile on your face.

Unfortunately in addition to all the awkward and funny situations, there were a lot more dead spots emphasizing Hollywood kitschy segments that nobody wanted to see.
We're the millers biggest problem was with its trailer. It wasn't because the trailers quality was poor. On the contrary Were The Millers Trailer was amazing. It did its job by getting the audience excited for the film itself but here comes the problem. The trailer summarized everything you needed to see from Were The Millers. If you compare the movie and its trailer you will see the problem. The trailer had all the cool and funny stuff while the movie was not balanced enough and had all the slow romantic and cheesy dialogs that dragged the movie down and all the funny segments were overshadowed by the negative stuff. 

Were The Millers Trailer

If you saw the trailer you got the important stuff. And in a sense didn't have to waste your time on the movie itself. The only thing that was balanced enough in the film was the post credits deleted scenes which put a huge smile on everyone's faces. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the film but there were a lot of dialogs that had no real direction except for wasting time and creating romantic chemistry between David and Rose and Kenny and ... every female character in the film.

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  1. That's too bad, because I do like Jenn. Thanks the for the heads up! I'll avoid it.

  2. You don't have to avoid it, there were funny segments during the movie but it seemed like everything that connected the funny segments was not as good.
    If you like Aniston and Sudeikis you should give it a try, its not that the movie was unwatchable.

  3. I'm going to watch it in a bit, but will not do a review. I just don't have it in me to do one.

  4. I know exactly how you feel, Comedies is the hardest genre to review. At least for me