Iffy for 16+
Drug-smuggling road-trip comedy has lots of sex references.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We're the Millers is a funny (if formulaic) "hard R" comedy (starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston) about a pseudo-family going on an unusual road trip. Although it ultimately has a fairly heartwarming message about the definition of family, this is far from a family movie: The "father" is a drug dealer turned smuggler, and his motley crew (including a stripper who poses as his wife) gets into all sorts of mishaps and danger due to his new gig. Expect lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and much more), sexually charged scenes, raunchy conversations with graphic sexual references, and scantily clad women. And, of course, tons of pot; though no one is prominently shown using, the characters wrangle piles of marijuana over the course of the movie.
- Families can talk about how We're the Millers puts a twist on the typical family road trip movie. How is it similar to others? How is it different?
- How does the movie depict drug use and sex? Are either/both glamorized?
- Who do you think this movie is intended to appeal to? Can you think of other comedies with a similar audience/style of humor?
- What's the movie's message about the meaning of family? Parents, talk to your kids about how families come to be, both biological ones and those that we create ourselves.
The good stuff
Messages: Amid the over-the-top comedy is the notion that you can make your own family from people who care about you. Also, that no one is irredeemable.
Role models: Though the main characters are certainly flawed -- and get up to everything from transporting drugs to stripping -- deep inside, they're well-intentioned. Some reinforcement of standard media stereotypes.
What to watch for
Violence: A villain shoves a gun into a guy's mouth and threatens to shoot it; later, he fires the gun many times. Lots of fistfights (and also fights involving other makeshift weapons, including a coffee cup). Vehicles crash into each other; a gang robs a teenager of her iPhone, and a fight subsequently ensues.
Sex: Some sexy dancing by a stripper; at the club where she works, women are seen in bras and thongs, and one has a very suggestive tattoo. Other scenes with scantily clad women. One teenager gives French kissing lessons to another; an older woman joins them. In a non-sexual scene, a teenager's genitals, stung by a spider, are shown in close-up. Plenty of sexual jokes/references, many of them quite crude (references to anal and oral sex, swinging, sex toys, etc.).
Language: Frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "damn," "bitch," "d--k," "c--k," "c--t," "hell," "ass," "a--hole," "goddamn," "oh my God," and more.
Consumerism: An iPhone, an iPad, and an Apple computer are either name-dropped or shown prominently. Also, Dodge.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: The lead character is a pot dealer, and he's roped into smuggling a trailer's worth of pot (much of which is seen). But no one is actually shown using. Drinking in a club and other situations.
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Freakin Hilarious..go, must go by exp93
first things first..no children. there is some raunchy but funny humor in this movie. it works. I have seen movies where it does not work; awful. this was good. I was the first to laugh in the movies at times..i didnt care. Saw a lady walk in with her teenage son..not good. lots of quick funny stuff..if you have no personality you will not get it..if your hip and like sexy funny..this was the bomb. best movie in a long time.
Too Funny! by slsluvsjrs
This movie is a trip! It will keep you laughing and not to mention questioning yourself on what the hell they just said! It was a great movie and I say that everyone has an opinion but those critics who say its a bad movie or whatever need to watch it again! This movie is not for kids at all, but all the teenagers and most adults should love it! Do not watch this movie if you are some kind of a conservative bible pusher. Just remember "I do know what you're saying!"
BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR!!!!! by CHIEFS 4 LIFE BABY
I have seen this movie 4 times and it never gets old. You will be laughing your As* off every minute! Great acting and even better writing! Jason Sudeikis is the man love the part were he has on the Arthur Bryant's t-shirt! And if your not from Kansas city then you will have no idea what i am talking about! Shoutout to KC fans! Go Chiefs 7-0!!!!!!!!
Funny, vulgar, hilarIous by Smartgirl0686
I was surprised it was so funny. And at the end they show bloopers which also get me going. Not a movie to bring your whole family but great to watch with friends.
We're the Millers by retromama36
This film is absolutely hilarious to those with open minds. This is not a show to take your kids to, note the R rating is there for a reason. In addition to being full of laughs, it is a great story.
Very funny by luvstainless
The older this gal gets the better looking she is. That body---- for a 40+ year old! What was Brad Pitt thinking trading Angelina & Jennifer??!! Well back to this movie one short part of the movie was a little crude but worth the popcorn. Just looking at Jennifer thru out the movie was worth the ticket price.
Better than it had any right to be.. by rexdietz
This was not a movie I would have chosen to see, but my wife suggested it and the pickings were slim. I generally don't go for the slapstick comedy or pubescent humor movies. Having said that, it kept me laughing and I went to bed that night with a smile on my face. Adult, if not sometimes pubescent, humor. Lots of foul language. Stupid plot. No intellectual value what-so-ever. I would see it again.
we are the millers by hermannellie
like the story line but way too much of bad language it was funny and would have been just as funny without the words used every few seconds
Had me laughing throughout the whole movie by OnionCat
As one would expect, this movie is extremely predictable and filled with cliches, but that doesn't mean it takes away from the enjoyment! It's a feel good and funny movie that's watchable for virtually anyone. Jennifer Aniston also reveals another layer of sexiness that's certainly going to bode over well with the male audience.
Pretty Stupid! by frdncer
Look - the theory of this movie was great but it was so far fetched and ridiculous that I rolled my eyes WAY more than I laughed. I mean, come on, some of the humor was just not funny. Way to contrived and not realistic humor at all. I just found myself saying, "yeah, right..that wouldn't happen, give me a break" way too much. Didn't enjoy it it at all. Too bad :(