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Sing (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:11
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Animals Got Talent.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Hudson

  • Directed by

    Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A building is flooded with rushing water, building collapse. Objects (eg lights) crash/break/catch alight. Characters are swept away, crushed by a falling sandbag, near-drowned, near-eaten, slapped, arrested (implied), imprisoned, kicked, pierced with flying porcupine quills, near-hit by cars, shirt-grabbed, stepped on, pursued, prodded with a cane, throat-grabbed, thrown through the air, hit with objects/splashed with food, thrown out of a restaurant, hung upside-down. Characters jump through glass, break out of prison, thump their fists on tables/benches, accidentally trip/knock over objects, dangle precariously. Reckless driving, minor car crash. Robberies (masked characters, bags of loot, getaway cars, sirens, police cars, etc). Raised voices, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character is loaded into an ambulance. A glass eye frequently dislocates/is almost swallowed. Many characters have porcupine quills protruding from heads/faces. Going to a funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A married couple kiss, talk in bed. Fliriting. Skimpy dancewear/dress. Animals in brief swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (empty wine glasses seen on tables). Gambling (a character cheats at blackjack). A character finds a small object and says "what do you smoke out of this?" Ashtma inhaler seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crazy, stubborn, useless, skunk, fool, artsy-fartsy, awful, mean, intolerable egomaniac, liar, suckers, , ghastly, old fart, moody teenager, total superjerk dinkleschplat, porky, loose cannon, walking disaster, bunch of bumbling amateurs, danger to society, deluded, washed-up charlatan, pipsqueak, bozos, etc). Religious reference and exclamations (Oh my gosh, holy moly, what the heck, etc).

  • THEMES

    Singing, theatre, auditions, prize money, competition, debt, family, gangs, robberies, foreclosure, nerves, optimism, second chances, father-son relationships, prison, construction, teamwork, car washes, fundraising, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A character frequently refers to his father (assumed dead). Relationship breakup. Animals (lots!): koala, pigs, piglets, elephants, mouse, porcupines, llamas, chameleon, giraffes, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, camels, moose, rabbits, dogs, polar bear, brown bears, lizards, chickens, turtles, cats, squid, spiders, whale, fish, rhinoceros, hippos, antelope, snakes, crocodiles, sheep, cow, kangaroo, shrimp, beaver, birds, snail, frogs, buffalo, etc. Farting, spitting out water. Full moon, helicopter. Some fast-moving and sped-up camerawork, one bright light flash. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Catchy, entertaining, funny, kid-friendly, pacey, colourful, warmhearted, well-meaning, joyous, dazzling, crowd-pleasing. Impressive/outstanding/memorable/A-list/stellar voice cast, show-stopping musical numbers, inventive/detailed visuals, cute/relatable characters, crazy/unexpected action sequences, unexpected/irresistible finale, clever nods to other films/musicals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd. Generic-looking/underwritten/uninspired characters, wobbly/formulaic script, perhaps a little long for smaller children.

The Founder (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:10
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A Ray of Golden Arches.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak, Linda Cardellini

  • Directed by

    John Lee Hancock

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None.) A man slams his hands on the trunk of a car/a desk. Arguing, yelling. A man says if he saw his competitor drowning he would put a hose in his mouth. Blood/gore: (None). A man collapses. Man in hospital bed with IV drips. Diabetes mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple kissing in car. Married couple in bed together (no sex/nudity). People in underwear. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails, hip flask). Smoking. Gambling (bingo).

  • LANGUAGE

    One f-word, one a-word, sonsofb*tches, heck. Name-calling (hoodlums, juvenile delinquents, hick, beatnik, hothead, leech, etc.) Religious references and exclamations (damn, goddamn, what the hell, yokels, etc).

  • THEMES

    McDonald's, Ray Kroc, franchises, travelling salesmen, business, intellectual property, risk, opportunity, persistence, ruthlessness, contracts, success, legends, history, fast food, 1950s USA, brothers, progress, standards, family, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Plane, hospital settings. Urinals, toilet, urination. Based on a true story. Archival audio over end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Frank, finger-pointing, queasy, sublime. Smart acting, riveting/repulsive/powerhouse/drilling performance by Michael Keaton, deft/mischievous score, all-encompassing attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wishy-washy, bland, unchallenging. Somewhat slow start, never gets as biting/satirical as it could.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Published in I
Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Scratmospheric.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ray Romano, Adam DeVine, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, Melissa Rauch, Stephanie Beatriz, Nick Offerman, Seann William Scott, Max Greenfield, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chris Wedge, Wanda Sykes, Jesse J, Michael Strahan

  • Directed by

    Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Creatures are hit with/by objects, electrocuted, thrown through the air/into objects, tied up, hurtled through outer space, pursued, hunted, flattened, steam-rolled, singed, crushed, licked, plucked, poked, shoved aside, catapulted, struck by lightning, hit by burning rocks (meteors), kidnapped, twisted together, mocked, pinned down, whacked, door-slammed. Characters fall down, trip over, fight one another, catch on fire, fall through ice, age quickly, hit head. A character's body is repeatedly morphed so that body parts appear in the wrong places. A rock crashes through an astronaut's helmet; smashed glass. Planets collide, break apart/explode, get shot with lasers. Meteors crash into statues/mountains/rocks/the ground. Explosions, eruptions. Objects stolen, exploded, stuck up nostril, licked, flushed down a toilet. Screaming, squawking, growling, roaring, mass panic. Signed your death warrant, cosmic cleansing, arsonist, Doomsday clock mentioned. Blood/gore: Grape juice around mouths/fangs resemble blood. Animal skeleton. A character is frozen/turned to dust. Eye mucous, eye patch, swelling. Teeth fall out. Animals play dead. Characters briefly believe one of their friends has perished. Rabies, zombies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. One character invites another to be their "mate for life". A character proposes marriage. A character's fur falls off (nudity joke). A character has glowing nipples. A daughter gets a quick lesson in the trials of parenting (crying baby, toddler trips over, etc). A female character says she prefers to "love 'em and leave 'em and take half of everything". Male characters reflect on how little they understand women. A male character carries a vegetable in a sling believing it is his baby.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters prepare/drink cocktails.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, turd, poopy. Name-calling. An animal's poo is seen, a character claims it has dirtied its nappy/diaper, a character scratches its bum then smells their fingers. Biblical reference (parting the sea). Bad smells mentioned.

  • THEMES

    End of the world, meteors, gravity, magnets, static electricity, teamwork, yoga, eternal youth, crystals, UFOs, approval, father-daughter relationships, marriage/anniversaries.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding, marriage proposals, relationship breakup. Grave-digging. Prehistoric and modern animals (woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth tigers, sloths, dinosaurs, rodents, birds, amphibious creatures, turtle, deer, bison, gopher, weasel, vulture, rabbit, llama, unicorns, butterflies etc). Nose-blowing, spitting, bum-scratching/sniffing, raspberry-blowing. Fireworks, lightning, volcano, toilet. Bride of Frankenstein reference. Mid-credits scene. Some fast-moving, dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Busy, entertaining, infectious, breathless, energetic, silly, colourful, slapstick, cosy, science-themed, coherent. Splendid/state-of-the-art visuals, striking-looking characters, family friendly, noticeably more Scrat.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slight, conventional, disappointing, empty. Fey stereotypes, too many subplots, lacks comedy/drama/emotion/plot.

A Walk in the Woods

Published in A
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 06:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Take a hike.

  • Starring

    Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, Susan McPhail, Mimi Gould

  • Directed by

    Ken Kwapis

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Two men slide down an embankment, fall into a creek. A bunk bed collapses with people inside. Bears raid a campsite. Internet articles refer to violent deaths on the Appalachian Trail (ritualistic savagery, murders, dismemberment, newlyweds mauled by bair). Dangerous driving. Blowing our brains out (comic), boyfriend in prison, outstanding warrants, rolled my car, stalag, stolen boat, man with shotgun, kill her (comic), kill me (comic) mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Decomposed body, rabies, poison, colonoscopy, seizures, bleeding feet mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex (implied). Kissing, flirting, ogling. Frequent references to sex, affairs, infidelity, oral sex, past partners, women. STD, bestiality jokes. Men in underwear, hairy bum crack, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Drink driving. Drink ourselves to death, drinking problem, getting drunk, prescribed beta-blocker, beer mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastard, bugger. Name-calling. Derogatory term for women. Slang for bodily waste and genitals. Fat jokes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bill Bryson, the Appalachian Trail, friends, alcoholism, sobriety, camping, fitness, ageing, television interviews.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friends, coffin. Funeral setting. Plane, dogs, bears, waterfalls, lightning, thunder, snowstorm. Based on the book by Bill Bryson.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, delightful, unpretentious, pleasurable, amusing, light, pleasant, feel-good. Wonderful cast, scene-stealing cameos from Kristen Schaal and Mary Steenburgen, gorgeous scenery, splendid aerial location shots, comfortable pacing, droll tone, competent screenplay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, broad, bland, workmanlike, episodic, middling, low-stakes, lame. Uninspired/colourless writing, maddening direction, misfiring gags.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Published in M
Saturday, 22 August 2015 02:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The LeBron James of YA.

  • Starring

    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Katherine C. Hughes

  • Directed by

    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, shot (theatrical), wrestled, headlocked. Animals get stomped on (animation), thrown/dropped (theatrical). Professional torturers/punching the hell out of someone, sexual assault, killing himself, beheading mentioned. Convulsing (comic). A teen threatens to stab, shoot, throat-slash, hammer another teen. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Patient in hospital bed, medical equipment.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen views pornographic material on his pc. Masturbation, erection, pervert, mono, STD mentioned. References to sex acts. Shirtless teen, skimpy clothing. Flirting, bum-grabbing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Two youths get accidentally stoned, teens smoke marijuana at school, a teen receives (assumed) chemotherapy treatment. Stoners, marijuana, poison mentioned. Drawer of prescription pills. Alcohol (wine), underage drinking. Smoking (cigarette, cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Teenage stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Unlikely/doomed friendships, leukaemia, high school/seniors, filmmaking, cinephilia, writing, parody, hallucinations, best friends, college, death, dying, grief, self-loathing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Deceased dad/husband mentioned. Cat, dogs, monkey. Crocodiles, moose, chipmunk (animation). Cuttlefish, pigs trotter, seafood eaten. Spiders, wasps mentioned. Throwing up, chemotherapy mentioned. Based on the novel by Jesse Andrews.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, witty, deep, smart, brutal, honest, quirky, fresh, beautiful, heartbreaking, genre-breaking, wonderful, surprising, charming, tear-jerking, accesible, funny, bittersweet, inventive, personal, winning, captivating, memorable, rousing, relatable, bruising, inspired, insightful, refreshing. Spectacular cast, sincere performances, imaginative cinematography, multi-dimensional/terrific/sharp/authentic script, ace score, feels handmade/heartfelt.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, twee, self-absorbed. Slightly overlong, occasionally stilted pace, a little precious, some one-note characters.

22 Jump Street

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something cool!

  • Starring

    Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, The Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, wrestled, hooded, bound, kidnapped, pursued, threatened, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, punched, kneed, slapped, kicked, glassed, tackled, handcuffed, stabbed. People dangle precariously, jump from high ledges, bump heads. Helicopter crash, vehicle collision, dangerous driving, objects knocked over/smashed. Burning objects, explosions, shootouts. Importing illegal goods, (inappropriately) touching children, war mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spray, blood on clothing, bleeding wound, scar. Gunshot wounds, bandages, sling. Corpse photo.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Dry-humping, kissing. Sex-themed discussion, banter and hand/arm gestures. (Inappropriately) touching children, sleeping with students mentioned. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, girl in towel, people in underwear, shirtless men, cleavage. Penis-shaped objects and drawings, blow-up doll seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People ingest/buy/sell drugs. Hallucinations, intoxication, drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, hip flask). Adderall, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, getting wasted, dropping acid mentioned. Drug paraphernalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Actual and slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Undercover police work, partners, surveillance, college, drugs, cartels, improv, twins, father-daughter relationships, football, pledges, tattoos, discrimination, spring break, sequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Church, hospital settings. Lobsters, cockatoos, iguana, octopus, pigs, mule, pigeons. Roast meats, bacon seen. Lightning, vomiting. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, dizzying, fun, self-aware, loose, funny, engaging, zany, big-budget. Great sequel, terrific chemistry between leads, precise comic performances, glorious closing credits sequence, deft widescreen lensing, brilliant cameos, top-notch slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some comedy misses. Feels a bit tired.

The LEGO Movie

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Don't call him yellow.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Daniels, Nick Offerman, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, thrown off high ledges, eaten, pursued, interrogated, threatened, karate-chopped, near-melted, hit with objects, thrown, decapitated, trampled, crushed, catapulted, imprisoned, bound, frozen, electrocuted. A character falls down a long shaft, a character's face is wiped off. Objects kicked, thrown. Mid-air collisions, train crash, submarine leak, explosions, laser beams, buildings demolished, bridge collapse, mass destruction. Reckless driving, vehicle accidents, burning vehicles. Yelling, shouting, arguing. End of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Used BandAid/plaster.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pantless character (nude from waist down; no genitals seen). A nude character showers (no genitals seen), a character photocopies his bare bum. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Incomplete a-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Police, gender, family, superhero stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Prophecy, legends, awesomeness, instructions, father-son relationships, greed, invention, teamwork, faith, imagination, Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, ideas, sacrifice, good cop/bad cop, capitalism, conformity, consumerism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Helicopters, aircraft, clowns, rainbow, unicorn, dragon, ghost, skeletons, skull motif, pirates, alien space creature. Sharks, crocodiles, dog, cats, horses, cows, chickens, panda, monkey, bat, cobweb, pigs, ducks, snake. Spitting, used chewing gum, roasting meat. Bright light flashes, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whip-smart, surprising, emotional, joyful, spirited, hilarious, rich, knowing, sensational, fun, charming, brilliant, brisk, unexpected, affecting, funny, re-watchable, surreal, cute, energetic. Family friendly, intricately detailed world, zippy pace, subversive streak, imperfect animation, childlike vision, giddily inventive, wildly entertaining, dazzling CGI, pitch-perfect voice cast, cleverly written, sneaky jokes, deft satire, over-the-top action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blockheaded, exhausting, demented, audacious. First half moves a little too quickly, intense product placement, unnecessary climactic device.

In a World...

Published in I
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 02:01
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Infrequent strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A voice coach finds her pitch.

  • Starring

    Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Demetri Martin, Eva Longoria, Alexandra Holden, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Geena Davis

  • Directed by

    Lake Bell

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Domestic arguing. Objects thrown, accidentally smashed. Violent storm, cars under water mentioned. Holocaust reference. Rape mentioned (figurative).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples seen beneath sheets (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, infidelity. Shirtless men in saunas, man in underwear. Skimpy gowns, cleavage. References to sex acts, oral sex, penetration.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Fatal drug overdose (Sudafed, Xanax, Valium) mentioned. A woman takes sleeping pills. Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, spirits). Being in a rock band and taking drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words. Slang for genitals, derogatory terms for women, derogatory term for disabled people, sexism. Name-calling. Religious references, exclamations and stereotypes. Gender, age, parenting, cultural, ethnic, marriage stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Voice overs, sound-dubbing, accents, voice-coaching, elocution, underachievers, arrogance, father-daughter relationships, rivalry, family, forgiveness, pride, sexism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother, deceased parents mentioned. Lost wedding ring. Toilet. Brief Russian (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Insightful, complex, ambitious, original, realistic, funny, honest, fresh, endearing, concise, scruffy, winning, engaging, eccentric, sweet, witty, smart, satirical. Well-developed characters, talented cast, outstanding screenplay, lovingly crafted.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sketchy, overstuffed. Underdeveloped subplots, overused tropes, distracting tonal shifts. Bell's strong lead character exhibits some infuriating stereotypes. Comedy doesn't reach its full potential.

The Kings of Summer

Published in T
Saturday, 07 September 2013 06:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R (USA): Language and some teen drinking.

  • The pitch

    The cabin in the woods.

  • Starring

    Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty, Craig Cackowski, William Sonnie, Nathan Keyes, Cristoffer Carter, Megan Mullally, Priscilla Kaczuk, Marc Evan Jackson, Alison Brie

  • Directed by

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Pushing, shoving, stomping. High-school bullying, play-fighting, stealing, videogame violence, gunshot, property damage. Animals are stabbed, beheaded. Fake 9-11 call. A teen commits pretend suicide with a toy pistol, steals money from his father. Objects smashed with sword, machete. Exploding vehicle, man falls over cliff, people disappear/reappear (imagined). Yelling, screaming, arguing. Murdered turtle mentioned. Blood/gore: Hives rash on stomach. An animal is skinned, eaten. Animal blood on objects, animal guts, body parts (animal) thrown. Snakebite, wound, bruising. Animal carcasses, dead beetle.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, teen flirting. Masturbation, erection mentioned. Shirtless male youths. Woman in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer), teen drinking, intoxication. Smoking (cigar, pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Name-calling, derogatory term for women, slang for genitals, slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Teen, parenting, racial, ethnic, nationality, police, gender stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures. Jokes about disability, homosexuality, ethnicity, runaways.

  • THEMES

    House-building, family, friends, games, father-son relationships, rebellion, youth, misfits, adolescence, man pads, running away, nature, police investigations, survival, fast food, Monopoly, helicopter parenting, hunting, jealousy, destruction, eccentricity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother, deceased uncle, missing child, cancer mentioned. Relationship breakup. Remote woodland, hospital settings. Thunder, fireworks, waterfall, open fires, portapotty, fishing. Urination, spitting, vomiting. Bird, cicada, ants, buzzing insects, beer, opossum, owl, snake (copperhead), raven, mouse, rabbit, deer. Hamburger, chicken eaten; roast chicken carcasses, snakeskin. Post-credits scene. Some Spanish (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, comical, captivating, fresh, whimsical, quirky, offbeat, absurd, wise, touching, sentimental, nostalgic, breezy, sunny, enjoyable, entertaining. Outlandish premise, charming performances, soft cinematography, languid editing, good soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undernourished, forgettable, farcical, predictable, unlikely, contrived, underachieving. Caricatured characters, slim plot, unconvincing relationships, off-kilter timing, loses momentum, weak third act, tries too hard to be quirky.

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.