We're The Millers Monday, 30 March 2020

We're The Millers

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, sexual references and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    They put the dis in dysfunctional.

  • Starring:

    Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly C Quinn, Tomer Sisley, Matthew Willig, Luis Guzmán

  • Directed by:

    Rawson Marshall Thurber

  • Running time:

    110 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People get shot, shot at, punched, tasered, hooded, bound, gagged, slapped, hit with objects, beaten, shoved, bullied, near-scalded, threatened (verbally, with guns, with a blade), pursued, held at gunpoint. A man falls from a stairwell. An animal half-swallows another animal (half-consumed body is seen struggling to escape). Strong references to paedophilia and incest: a man coerces his (assumed) son to perform a homosexual act as a bribe, a boy kisses his (fake) sister and (fake) mother. A woman mistakenly believes a baby is thrown into traffic and run over. A girl breaks into a coin machine. Theft (drugs, money), police bribery, police drug raid, vehicle collisions, wrecked luxury vehicle. Military men with machine-guns, tank (painting) seen. Suicide (gunshot), killing people, man gunned down, throat-cutting mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Engorged genitals. Scarring, bruising, cotton gauze (over injection site - no injection seen). Bloody graze on face, bloody nose. Blood in water.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Striptease, stripping, pole-dancing. Swinging discussed. Breast-fondling, bum-grabbing. Kissing, flirting, ogling, caressing. Frequent references to sex acts, sexual pleasure and sex toys. Sexual banter and innuendo. Lap-dancing, prostitution mentioned. Male genitals, male bottom seen. Nude man seen on internet video. Women in skimpy lingerie, swimwear. Cleavage. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A family smuggle drugs across the border. Two tonnes of wrapped marijuana seen, marijuana plants and cannabis. Crack, pot, trees, ecstasy, cannabis, marijuana, antibiotics mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails). Smoking (cigar).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for women. Actual and slang terms for genitalia. Name-calling. Antisemitism, misogyny. Jokes and stereotypes regarding paedophilia, suicide, culture, nationalities, gender, race, career, age, weight, parenting, regions, sexuality, homosexuals, physical disability, tourists, menstruation, hippies, illegal immigrants, redheads, teen pregnancy. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Drug smuggling, drug dealing, drug lords, drug mules, DEA, debt, payback, bribery, family, road trips, abandonment, siblings, identity, witness protection, betrayal, double-crossing, cynicism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Estranged mother, separated boyfriend, adoption mentioned. Housing eviction notice seen. Hospital, carnival settings. Kitten, shark, fish, killer whale, donkeys, chickens, tarantula, spider bite, dogs. Clowns, planes, fireworks, rainbows, campfire, full moon, sparks. Allergic reaction (spider venom), gagging, fainting. Grilling meat seen. Vomit, diarrhoea, IV drip mentioned. Sweeping aerial cinematography over highway. Out-takes shown at end of film.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Entertaining, sporadically funny, mildly clever, has heart, good casting choices, amusing premise. Jennifer Aniston looks great. Will Poulter is brilliant.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Offensive, vulgar, strained, awkward, cynical, anti-family, overlong. Distorted characters, unlikely tonal shifts. Striptease scene feels unsexy, desperate.

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