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Re: We're the Millers

#21 Post by LondonCityNights » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:54 pm

Though I laughed a lot during the film - much more than I expected to - there's a weird undercurrent in the film's joy in conformism. The notion that the key to a happy life is a middle-class nuclear family and a suburban picket fence, both of these white. It's a funny, though rather right-wing comedy with an out of place puritanism to it all.

Here's my full thoughts:

http://www.londoncitynights.com/2013/08 ... on_13.html

2/5*
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#22 Post by yogi » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:40 pm

I found this footage of Jason Sudeikis from last night's Manchester screening.

It's not great, but trust me it is him.

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#23 Post by akh43 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:35 pm

I really enjoyed this, much more than I was expecting to, especially good in that we got Jason Sudekis in Manchester as we rarely get stars turn up at films. He gave us the heads up to stay for the outtakes at the end, which were funny, especially the last one - 8/10 from me.
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Re: We're the Millers

#24 Post by Jayman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:06 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed. Silly fun, highly crude but sooo entertaining.
Bonus, Jason Sudeikis introduced the flick at The O2.
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#25 Post by stuartboy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:25 pm

Really enjoyed this. A good well-rounded comedy with actors that are not up themselves and self-indulgent like some so-called comedies recently (The Big Wedding?). A good story with the component start, middle and end.
A smattering of well-placed smut and a couple of ubiquitous gross-out moments all add to the fun. Left wondering whether Will had a body double though! Lol. Youch!

10/10 for Will Poulter's amazing eyebrows - they deserve their own Oscar! Also feel that he pulled off an American accent without issue. Mind you, having heard him doing other accents on that C4 sketch show, particularly a South African one, it comes as no surprise. A worthy wee actor, and one to watch.

Not quite as good as The Heat, but an easy 8/10.
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#26 Post by caitlinmorton » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:30 pm

HAHA saw this tonight via Den of Geek at the Empire. The director introduced the film and confirmed that Will did, in fact, have a body double.

Really enjoyed this, made me laugh quite a bit. Its been a while since I've seen Horrible Bosses so can't really compare the two but I definitely liked both. :)

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#27 Post by jcolombi » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:35 pm

I saw this at a packed Portsmouth and I loved every minute of it! Very funny and the acting was actually not to bad. It was very silly and crude though, which some people might not like.

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Re: We're the Millers

#28 Post by Beate » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:39 pm

Jason Sudeikis sure gets around. He introduced the film at the O2 tonight (and I am guessing he'll be at the premiere tomorrow). He warned us of the spider scene (ouch). I wish though that he hadn't worn a baseball cap as his face was totally in the dark - we couldn't see him much from up in the balcony anyway, but it was a nice touch.

The film was a bit slow at first but when it got going it was funny. There was no place for gentle chuckling - either you were appalled or you belly-laughed. For me, Will Poulter totally stole the show, whether in the singing scene, the kissing scene or in the "spider bit my balls" scene. His permanently bewildered face was a picture. The outtakes are quite good too - the Friends song brought tears of laughter to my eyes.

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#29 Post by TheBoySeggy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Loved this from start to finish. The opening 5 minutes alone was better than The Heat in its entirety. I've waited a long time for a comedy that I find genuinely... well, funny! At last!

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#30 Post by midian » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:55 pm

I thought it was very funny up to the last few minutes as well. however i was so surprised how much i laughed i thought i'd give it a pass. I love the review on the website and am glad that you pull it up for the fetishisation of the American Dream. i have just seen Pain & Gain and there is a strong thread of that there, too. i always feel like such a killjoy if i mention it as a reason to criticise a comedy but am so glad that you are more ethically rigourous in your reviews. thank you.
LondonCityNights wrote:Though I laughed a lot during the film - much more than I expected to - there's a weird undercurrent in the film's joy in conformism. The notion that the key to a happy life is a middle-class nuclear family and a suburban picket fence, both of these white. It's a funny, though rather right-wing comedy with an out of place puritanism to it all.

Here's my full thoughts:

http://www.londoncitynights.com/2013/08 ... on_13.html

2/5*

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