BenderSpink, New Line Cinema, Vincent Newman Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly C. Quinn, Tomer Sisley, Matthew Willig

David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is a small time drug dealer who is happy being the guy he was in college. No ties, no responsibilities, he’s carefree and doing quite well for himself. He lives in an apartment with a bunch of quirky neighbors, but when he spots one of them in trouble, he has to step in, and he ends up losing both the drugs he’s supposed to sell, but also the money he’s saved up. So now he’s in big trouble with his supplier, Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms) and the only way to save himself is to make a run as a mule bringing a “smidgen and a half” of drugs into the US from Mexico. So he concocts a crazy plan to rent a mobile home, and pose as the Miller Family with Mom, stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) Daughter/Goth chick runaway, Casey (Emma Roberts) and not to swift son, Kenny (Will Poulter). Things start out easy, but soon they begin to realize it’s a bit more difficult than they expect, as Murphy’s Law takes over, and everything that can go wrong, does.

I didn’t expect a lot from this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was really funny. Now don’t get me wrong, it was quite vulgar a lot of the way through, and it certainly earned the R rating quite easily, but it was definitely funny. It brought much of the humor. Jennifer Anniston is really good, and this role was just perfect for her. She played it perfectly with a mixture of desperate child, worldly lady, and caring Mom in just the right mix. She is no doubt the shining star of the movie, and it’s no surprise she’s usually listed first. Ed Helms brings his best Andy from The Office character with him, and he’s a silly scoundrel who has a lot of karma owing. Jason Sudeikis is, likewise, much like many of his SNL characters, but very good too as the greedy single guy being forced to step up and take care of this family. The rest of the cast is very good too. Even the bad guy/assassins are really not that tough, but much more on the hysterical side. All in all it’s a hoot, and one of those simple comedies that is just a lot of fun. If you’re not offended by the vulgarity of the dialog, then this is a good comedy.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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