'We're the Millers': 'Vacation' for a new generation
Back in the 1980s when National Lampoon’s Vacation came out, the idea of the modern family was just finding its expression with the media. There was still a mom and a dad in the picture, and the children were a boy and a girl. That was the ideal for that era. Nowadays, the representation of the modern family can be found expertly portrayed in We’re the Millers.
Here a group of geographically related individuals come together to combat the forces of poverty and loneliness with a trip to Mexico… to pick up drugs for an upscale drug lord who owns an Orca.
Much like Weeds or Breaking Bad, the small time drug dealer is a good enough guy who gets robbed and has to do what the drug lord tells him in order to keep from being killed.
In the meantime, the stripper who lives in the same apartment building quits her job because her boss wants her to be a prostitute, and the neighbor kid’s real mom left over a week ago. To complete the family, a homeless girl is recruited.
The shenanigans that follow are a lot like you might imagine if Vacation was made now. There is a spider bite to the balls, plenty of foul language and sexual references.
Aside from the type of humor in the film, most guys will be going to see Jennifer Aniston as a stripper. She, or rather her body, is the big draw. Fortunately, the film features her mostly in a bra and panties set up and there is no female nudity.
We’re the Millers is funny and shocking with likable characters who come to love one another – at least in the way that the new generation is apt to understand what love is. When people are able to choose their families, this may be what America gets, but it is better than being alone.
If you want laugh out loud laughs because of shocking experiences, We’re the Millers is for you.
Check out Romney's Review of We're the Millers - where Romney talks about things like balance and awkward silence.