We’re The Millers (Extended Cut) [Blu-Ray]
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman
Release Date: Own it on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and HD Digital Download Today from Warner Bros.
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Film Rating: 8.5/10
Disc Rating: 10/10
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
‘We’re The Millers’ was certainly one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. I went into the movie without too many expectations and it turned out to be one of the funniest films I’ve seen all year. The film is non-stop hilarious from start to end. While it is certainly quite raunchy, it really does have a lot of heart too and in addition to being so outrageously funny, it was a truly great film overall which is something that cannot be said of too many comedy’s of this sort nowadays.
I viewed the Extended Cut version included exclusively on the Blu-Ray release, and as that was my first viewing of the film I cannot give any comparisons as to what extra material was included in the extended cut, only that the Extended Cut clocks in at 119 minutes, while the Theatrical Cut clocks in at 110 minutes. Please also note that the Extended Cut is exclusive to Blu-Ray so it will not be available on the DVD release. The Theatrical Version is also included on the Blu-Ray release.
All of the performances in ‘We’re The Millers’ were very impressive. I’ve become quite fond of Jason Sudeikis over recent years, and it’s great to see him getting some leading roles such as this that truly give him a chance to showcase his talent. In addition to Sudeikis, the cast also includes Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, as well as one of my personal favorites Nick Offerman, and Ken Marino in a minor but absolutely hilarious role as well as a number of other solid performances around the board.
‘We’re The Millers’ is a hilariously fun ride from start to end with some real heart, and if you are a fan of the more offensive and raunchy brand of comedy’s, than this is certainly a film that I would highly recommend you check out. It was one of the most pleasant surprises of the year for me, and right next to ‘This Is The End’ as one of the funniest films I’ve seen this year. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on.
The Blu-Ray release of ‘We’re The Millers’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the film’s original 2.4:1 Cinemascope Aspect Ratio. As is commonly the case with Warner’s Blu-Ray titles, the video presentation is beautiful and spot on. Every aspect of the presentation is perfectly detailed and as near perfection as the eye can see. Everyone should be more than pleased with the video presentation on this release.
The Blu-Ray release features a lossless 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Considering the type of film this is, an expected number of scenes don’t really utilize the rear channels too frequently, though there are a number of scenes where a bit of action and gunplay come into the mix in which the rear channels get surprisingly active. These sequences in addition to the perfect balance between tame and frenetic sequences in the film help to display what a truly capable lossless 5.1 channel soundtrack this is and one that everyone should certainly be quite satisfied with.
The Blu-Ray release of ‘We’re The Millers’ features a pretty hefty supply of extras. Included on the release are of course the additional extended cut of the movie (clocking in over 8 minutes longer than the theatrical version) which is exclusive to Blu-Ray (and the version I watched of the film) in addition to behind the scenes outtakes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, ‘The Miller Makeovers’ and a whole lot more. There are certainly more than enough extra goodies here to keep the fans more than occupied for a good long while after viewing the film.
David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids – after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Helms).
In order to wipe the slate clean – and maintain a clean bill of health – David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment to the U.S. from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Aniston), wannabe customer Kenny (Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.
Film Rating: 8.5/10
Disc Rating: 10/10
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