'We're the Millers 2' seemed like a given, since the first one starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter did so well at the box office, but New Line only now took the first step into making this happen -- getting a script together. That's where Adam Sztykiel steps in.
We're the Millers
The fans have spoken! The polls for ScreenCrush's 2nd Annual Fan Choice Awards are officially closed, and when it comes to the Funniest Movie of 2013, 'We're the Millers' tops the competition.
In a weekend with four new major releases but no definitive frontrunners, the Matt Damon sci-fi action flick 'Elysium' snagged the top spot over some seemingly powerful competition. Director Neill Blomkamp's film continues this summer's trend of R-rated fare opening big ('The Purge,' 'The Conjuring,' '2 Guns') and proves that there's plenty of box office success to be had in the typically slow final weeks of the season.
'We're the Millers' is a vexing film. It's just funny enough to keep from being truly bad, but too preposterous and predictable to be anything close to good. For every laugh there's something that will make you want to hurl an object at the screen. When it flubs, it flubs hard, allowing each of the four main characters a chance to embarrass themselves. And yet, if you wait 'til the next scene, there's the possibility that whoever just served up a would-be joke in a humiliating fashion will do something inspired. As such, 'We're the Millers' wins some respect for at least being a very odd moviegoing experience.
A small-time pot dealer attempts to clear his debts by smuggling a large amount of drugs across the US-Mexico border under the guise of a fake family vacation.
Is it us or does Ed Helms almost seem like he doesn't want to return to 'The Office'? The actor is trying to cram two films into his schedule before the show's ninth season begins.