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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.