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Bad Moms 2 (A Bad Moms Christmas) (2017)

Published in B
Saturday, 04 November 2017 00:45
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour.

  • The pitch

    Girls get Badder.

  • Starring

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines, Jay Hernandez, Justin Hartley, Peter Gallagher, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, Wanda Sykes, Christina Applegate

  • Directed by

    Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, shoved, hit in the crotch, hit by objects. A mother tries to manipulate her daughter by saying "that's why Moms kill themselves". A woman falls off a bar. Parents arguing, kids throwing tantrums. Objects get knocked over, smashed, thrown. Stealing. Screaming, arguing. Long painful death, [birds] will be dead within the hour, murder me in the middle of the night, blow up our car mentioned. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A child describes the sounds overheard by a woman having sex. A married couple begin foreplay in the bedroom, erection visible beneath sheets. An older woman sneaks away with a young man (sex implied). A man gets his crotch area waxed. Kissing (f/f), motorboating, bum-slapping, stripping, straddling, grinding, bum-grabbing, chest-licking, lap-dancing. Nude male (genitals obscured/large penis shape visible beneath clothing). Cleavage, very skimpy clothing, nightwear. Discussions about breasts, vaginas, waxing, sex, etc. Genital warts, sex life, bang each other, tickle his balls, boner, wax pussy, broke my c*ck, butthole mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (people share a marijuana cigarette). Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, drink-spiking, hip flask). Bar setting. Gambling/gambling addiction, hooch, getting drunk, drunk and horny, heart pills, drugs, I'm stoned mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling (Sasquatch, Betty White, b*tch,  sh*tty mom, weird, whore, idiot, nasty, degenerate gambler, terrible mother, worst mom, bossy, controlling, vain, pain in the ass, psychotic, trainwreck, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh God, Jesus, what in God's name, I swear to God, oh Lord, etc). Lots of references to genitals/sex. Racial/cultural insults.

  • THEMES

    Friends, mother-daughter relationships, Christmas, forgiveness, high expectations, helicopter parenting, family, therapy, Christmas decorating, bribes, dodgeball, carol-singing, Kenny G.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead husband, divorced parents mentioned. A woman says she has cancer/diabetes/strep throat/gallstones. Church, bar settings. A mother pokes her daughter's bully to imply she is getting fat. Camel, dog, birds. Lobster, ham eaten. Fur worn. Farts mentioned. Spitting. Vision beneath end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Diverting, funny, lively, vulgar. Appealing/likeable cast, scene-stealing/standout/welcome/glistening performance by Christine Baranski, dirty laughs, rapid-fire dialogue, some earned laughs, commendable comic timing, a little heart.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, familiar, cautious, conventional, safe, dispiriting, conservative, uninspired, choppy, mechanical, contrived, overstuffed. Functional filmmaking, less outrageous/wild, obvious/tropey mother-daughter conflicts, trite themes, broad/sitcom-y/sloppy material, thin characterisation, cheap laughs, predictable sexual references, bathroom humour, forced resolution, dated/consumerist view of Christmas, Kunis is too flawless/unruffled to be relatable.

Bad Moms (2016)

Published in B
Sunday, 01 January 2017 04:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    MOMS don't quit.

  • Starring

    Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony, David Walton

  • Directed by

    Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are dowsed with hot coffee/food, knocked over, slapped, hit with objects, threatened, shoulder-charged, poked, prodded, sabotaged. Video footage of riot police kicking victim. Women trash items in a grocery store. Objects pushed off desk/knocked over/kicked in. Minor car collision, reckless driving;, a woman on a bicycle crashes down stairs. An animal collapses. Screaming, arguing. Stealing money, killed a ferret, hit-and-run [car accident], felony, Osama bin Laden, Nazi, Afghanistan [war], ISIS, arrested for embezzlement mentioned. Blood/gore: None. Brain tumour mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have implied sex (kitchen/bedroom), oral sex. A man is caught watching porn while masturbating. Full female nudity, cleavage, shirtless man. Flirting, kissing (m-f; f-f), undessing, bum-slapping, breast-squeezing, obscene/suggestive hand gestures. Women in exercise gear/underwear/towels/nightwear, skimpy clothing. People discuss sex, masturbation, anal sex, fantasies, porn, genitals, one-night stands, circumcision, ejaculation, breast-feeding, cheating, husband-stealing, orgasm, oral sex. Naked in a dream, getting laid, movie about S&M gay club murders mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (baggie of marijuana cigarettes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne, shots). Intoxication, drinking games, inhaling cream bulbs. Bar setting. I'm hungover, I took pills this morning, go to the casino, Afghan Kush, getting high, confiscated weed, giving my kids Benadryl, margaritas for breakfast, addicted to Vicodin, Demerol mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crap. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling (moron, crazy, insane, b*tch, d*ck, weird, dork, creepy, dum-dums, slutty, killer, big, dumb, entitled, crackhead, stupid, selfish, ungrateful, sh*tfaces, motherf*ckers, filthy liar, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, God, oh my God, who the hell, damn, etc). Jokes about race, homosexuality, gender, marriage, parenting, sex, genitals, etc. Obscene/suggestive hand gestures. Barf, explosive diarrhoea mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Mothers, parenting, work-life balance, working mothers, stay-at-home parents, marriage, lateness, sales, vertigo, mother-daughter relationships, raising kids, self-righteousness, judgement, PTA, parties, therapy, divorce.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Dead wife, divorce, dead cat, fear of balloons mentioned. Dog. Spitting, urination. Chicken eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Raunchy, funny, necessary, liberating, feminist, insightful, energetic, appealing, fluffy, good, sweet, female-driven, lewd, relatable, engaging. Strong/charming cast, easy chemistry between leads, excellent comic timing, riotous/breakout/scene-stealing/brilliant performance by Kathryn Hahn, icy/catty/cool/unhinged performance by Christina Applegate, hilarious/inspired/sudden/perfect celebrity cameo, unexpected/emotional moment during closing credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, safe, sitcom-y. Paper-thin plot, one-note male characters, too many slow-motion sequences, saccharine/sloppy/dissatisfying finale.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.

The Visit

Published in T
Thursday, 24 September 2015 07:08
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ed Oxenbould has it all rapped up.

  • Starring

    Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger

  • Directed by

    M. Night Shyamalan

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, leg-grabbed, pushed, knocked to the ground, hit, head-slammed, wrestled, tackled, smeared with faeces, dragged, near-choked, eye-gouged, elbowed, shut into a confined space. A woman wraps a scarf tightly around her face, slaps herself repeatedly in the head, brandishes a knife. A man places a gun in his mouth. Broken glass/mirror. Banging/scratching/self-opening doors, heavy breathing. A woman recounts a story of hitting a parent then being hit in return. Screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Bludgeoned corpses. Body hanging from tree. Bloody object/face/mouth; blood spatter. Faeces-smeared face. Reddened skin (punch implied). Dead women and children in suitcases mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Fully nude woman (rear view), exposed bum cheek. Cleavage, shirtless boy, people in swimwear. A man removes his belt and underwear (no nudity seen). A boy talks about his affection for 'the ladies'. A woman recalls how she ran away with her high-school teacher.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. A boy makes a smoking gesture (possible drug reference). Rehab, medication, therapy mentioned. Bottles of pills seen on bedside table.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, b*tch, cr*p. Name-calling. Slang word for breasts, derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, staying with grandparents, documentary filmmaking, rap, germophobia (mysophobia), sundowning, dementia, insanity, murder, deceit, siblings, mother-children relationships, forgiveness, hide-and-seek, incontinence, paranoia, self-worth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father/husband, estranged parents/daughter. Dead grandparents/parents. Infidelity, divorce, schizophrenia, ghosts, creatures from another planet mentioned. Vomiting, poking tongue out, soiled nappies/diapers, creepy person hiding under the bed. Full moon. Blackbird (opening credits), buzzing insects, horses whinnying. Shaky camerawork. End-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Witty, crowd-jolting, first-rate, meta-cinematic, strange, funny, nasty, deranged, effective, simple, focused, low-budget, loose, playful. Winning/likeable/transparent performances, great cast, superb sound editing, cracking script, clever/inventive composition, simple premise, nifty twist, rigorously/intelligently crafted, one major gross-out gag, hilarious end-credits sequence, many clues hidden in the film become clear after you've seen it.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some convenient plotting/tired character tropes, underwhelming climax, yet another found footage film.

She's Funny That Way

Published in S
Thursday, 27 August 2015 05:45
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hopeless. Romantic.

  • Starring

    Imogen Poots, Illeana Douglas, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, Richard Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Jennifer Aniston, Debi Mazar, George Morfogen, Kathryn Hahn

  • Directed by

    Peter Bogdanovich

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, knocked over, hit with an object, bumped into, threatened, arrested, wrestled. A man falls from a chair. Glasses pushed/smashed. Theft. Arguing, shouting. Food poisoning mentioned. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, flirting, hugging, bum-groping. Children are handed condoms. References to prostitution/escort service, multiple affairs, teen pregnancy; sex-themed slang. A theatrical script mentions a condom breaking resulting in unwanted pregnancy with best friend's husband. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, bare shoulders.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits, beer). Alcoholism, intoxication. Smoking (unlit cigarette/pretend-smoking).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions and genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Prostitution, alcoholism, relationships, therapy, Broadway, escort services, private detectives, incurable romantics, auditions, infidelity, affairs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog. Alternative title is Squirrel to the Nuts.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, delightful, witty, smart, screwball, charming, hysterical, fun, silly, irresistible, enthusiastic, diverting, entertaining, madcap, throwback, sweet, unpretentious. Superb cast, cracking performances, terrific cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dated, manic, contrived, clichéd, coincidence-strewn, strained, flat-looking, strident, musty, creaky, derivative, low-octane. Careless construction, uneven writing, cumbersome narrative framing device, sluggish opening, many jokes fall flat.

Tomorrowland

Published in T
Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild science fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Saving humanity in the Nix of time.

  • Starring

    Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots are vaporised, stabbed, zapped with laser weapons/beams, thrown through the air, threatened, pursued, shot at, kicked, punched, bashed, hit with objects, decapitated, maimed, arrested, attacked by an animal, thrown through a windscreen, hit by a car, magnetised, frozen, near-blasted, catapulted, knocked out, dragged, jerked around/forward, kneed, tackled, crushed. People/robots fall from high ledges/distances, hit their head, fall down stairs/through trap door. Explosions, crash landings, uncontrolled freefalling, mid-air collision, dangerous driving, burning vehicle, building sideswiped, flooding, devastation. Vandalism, trespass, handcuffed man, hand-to-hand combat. Objects knocked over, smashed. Video footage of riots, extreme weather events (cyclone/tornado), burning forest, nuclear mushroom cloud. Famine, war, environmental collapse, terrorists, murder, joining a cult, Doomsday, the apocalpyse, epidemics, dead animals, widespread annhilation mentioned. Arguing, screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on chin, gash on arm, burned skull, twisted/smashed face (no gore). DNA scan, a girl's torso opens out to reveal a storage pocket. Significant injury, loss of blood sugar mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear. Mini-skirts, some slightly transparent/revealing clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume a sherbert-like powder. Being on drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    P*ss, sonfa---, bollocks, bloody, peeing. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The future, invention, New York's World Fair 1964, Disneyland, jet-pack flight, optimism, cynicism, humanity, engineering, space travel, surveillance, father-daughter relationships, super strength, programming, the Eiffel Tower, deportation, dreamers, self-fulfilling prophecy, tachyonic energy, anything is possible.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks, welding sparks, power blackout. Birds (mechanical), dogs, buzzing insects. Tongue-poking, burping. Being stung by a bee mentioned. Brief French language (no subtitles), brief robot language (subtitles). Also known as Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big-budget, futuristic, effects-heavy, star-driven, fantasy-oriented, audience-friendly, sparkling, philosophical, big, flashy, fun, brave, high-budget, accessible, rip-roaring, funny, surprising, wondrous, sugared-up, awestruck, emotional, throught-provoking, subversive, globe-trotting, time-traveling, optimistic, exhilarating. Gorgeous world, inventive images, carefully choreographed/tense action, compelling/solid performances, beautiful/enlightened future, playful tone, energetic score, glorious/bright/clean/smooth production design, retro references, politically astute commentary, substantial ideas, weighty/provocative/worthwhile themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, exhausting, preachy. Ho-hum story, some awkward third-act twists, some sermonising, thin/unsatisfying world-building, flat finale, ultimately succumbs to blockbuster trappings.

This Is Where I Leave You

Published in T
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Skating on thin ice.

  • Starring

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, wrestled, slammed against the wall, electrocuted, pushed/shoved, tackled, nipple-pinched. Broken glass, smashed crockery, property damage. Car flipped over, man trips over. Dad falling off roof mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Object protruding from skin. Handling a corpse. Bloody cut, bloody nose, injured hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have bedroom sex. Nude couple (side view, rear view), half-nude boy (genitals seen). Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, bum-grabbing, undressing. Infidelity. Shirtless man in shower, towel. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and discussion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana joints. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots). Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Drug-induced behaviour. A man consumes aspirin pills. Growing weed, popping Xanax, cannabis, drug addict, drinking all day, booze, bourbon, whiskey mentioned. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about homosexuals, disability (deaf children), religion. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, siblings, relationships, death, grief, infidelity, awkward silences, pregnancy, engagement, forgiveness, therapy, brain damage, regret, divorce, ice-skating, miscarriage, dysfunction, oversharing, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, cheating wife/boss. Infidelity, miscarriage discussed. Hospital, cemetery, funeral, church, synagogue, bar settings. Faeces, vomiting. Power blackouts. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, audience-friendly, strong, slick, mainstream, real, engaging, solid, naughty, potty-mouthed. Expert cast, supportive score, handsome visuals, humanistic tone, good balance between comedy and drama, natural humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, overstuffed, overwritten, busy, unsubtle, airless, contrived, vacuous, vulgar, unmoving. Clunky direction, tidy ending, relentless sexual references, smarmy script.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Published in T
Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, action violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Dreaming of being extra-ordinary.

  • Starring

    Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Terence Bernie Hines, Adam Scott, Paul Fitzgerald, Shirley MacLaine

  • Directed by

    Ben Stiller

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slammed, smashed through a window, poked, shoved, pushed over, hit with objects, restrained, searched, head-butted, pepper-sprayed. Smashed window, breaking glass, explosion. Bicycle accident, dangerous stunts. Hunting animals mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts. Picture of bleeding wound. Self-stitching mentioned. X-ray images.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, kissing. References to libido, strip clubs, underage sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication. Operating an aircraft under the influence. Smoking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, d*ck. Derogatory term for women. Name-calling. Religious exclamation. Cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Company acquisition, downsizing, daydreams, fantasy, skateboarding, aerobatics, interrogation, online dating, delusion, heroism, office crushes, photography, travel, life, adventure, Life magazine, non-achievers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, job redundancy mentioned. Airport, prison settings. Helicopter, biplane, volcanic eruption. Shark, shark attack, caught fish carcasses, taxidermy birds, dogs, falcon, cows, goats, chickens. Based on the short story by James Thurber.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good-natured, warmhearted, relatable, mellow, downplayed, inoffensive, engaging, family friendly, upbeat, pretty, well-intentioned, escapist, ambitious. Goofy comedy, impressive visual tricks, slick production design, creative widescreen framing, memorable score, subdued performance from Stiller, timeless approach.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cloying, heavy-handed, sentimental, calculated, bland, one-note, empty, predictable, saccharine, backward-glancing, phony, unsophisticated, prosaic. Virtually plotless, old-fashioned devices, curious mix of genres, overt product placement.

We're The Millers

Published in W
Sunday, 11 August 2013 23:21
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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.