A small time drug dealer, who happens to be a middle class white guy, is robbed by three other middle class white guys. Our hero-the drug dealer-doesn’t have a gun and keeps all of his money and drugs in one spot so he can be completely wiped out when he is robbed. His Boss, a rich white guy who owns a whale and does ice sculptures in his spare time, tells our hero he has to go to Mexico to pick up some drugs. Our hero then decides that what he needs is a fake family to pull the whole thing off. Comedy mayhem ensues.
I found it impossible to watch We’re The Millers without having Breaking Bad flashbacks. The criminal mastermind is kind of a sap, his one friend in the world is a DEA agent, his son is kind of special needs, and his wife spends a lot of time breaking his balls. Of course, Breaking Bad was brilliant, and We’re The Millers, well, not so much.
We’re The Millers had a tough time deciding if it wanted to be a comedy of if it wanted to be a crime drama. They pretty much resolved every serious situation with something silly, but the serious situations still showed up on a regular enough basis that I wouldn’t have been completely shocked by some serious violence. Instead we ended up with a lot Looney Tunes type violence-such as someone being hit by a car than show up unharmed in the next scene.
There were a few laughs and plenty of cringes. As is often the case with this kind of film,the funnest bits were the in the ending credit out-takes. The scripted part of the movie was pretty damned lame and didn’t make much sense. Another movie where every single character needs to be taken out and shot, repeatedly.
We’re The Millers was a stupid movie about stupid people, so if you like that kind of thing, you may find something to laugh at here. I wasn’t too impressed myself and should have skipped watching this one.