Deep-in-debt pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) recruits a fictitious family to smuggle a shipment of weed across the Mexican border into America in a motorhome. However, his surrogate nearest and dearest - stripper Jennifer Aniston, runaway Emma Roberts and virgin Will Poulter - prove even more dysfunctional than the real thing. First-rate road trip comedy from Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Rawson Marshall Thurber
It's been almost ten years since Reebok commercials maker turned writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber unleased DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, one of the finest comedies of the new millennium.
A masterclass in mirth-making, it boasted a zinger-crammed script, a faultless set of sympathetic performances and a plot that somehow made the non-sport of dodgeball funny.
Since then he's only come up with the poorly-received adaptation of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Until now.
Back in the comedy saddle, he's roped in an A-list cast - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts - for his gratifyingly non-PC take on the movie staple - the road trip. And the good news is that it's a corker.
Sudeikis plays low-level drugs dealer David Clark, an unambitious stoner who finds his life thrown out of whack when he's ambushed by a gang of gutter punks who make off with his stash...and his cash.
Unfortunately, most of the moolah belongs to his supplier Brad (The Hangover's Ed Helms), a psychotic nutjob with aspirations to being a Bond-style villain (complete with his own shark tank) who informs David the only way out is for him to smuggle a "smidge and a half" of dope back across the Mexican border.
Hitting on the idea that he needs some sort of cover, David decides to recruit a fictional family - neighbour and stripper Rose (Aniston), streetwise teen hussie Casy (Roberts) and gauche adolescent Kenny - to share his weed-shipping motor home.
The trouble is the stash turns out to be "enough dope to kill Willie Nelson" and the 'Millers' find themselves sharing the journey with fellow RV-dwellers, underperforming narc Don (Nick Offerman) and his sexually repressed wife Edie (Kathryn Hahn).
Sharp and smutty, Thurber keeps the gags coming at breakneck pace, including a droll incest scene where Kenny - winning played by upcoming Brit Poultner - finds himself sandwiched between Aniston and Roberts. There's also a scene-stealing performance from Mark L Young as a braindead skateboard berk.
While never reaching the dizzy heights of DodgeBall, this has a high enough ribaldry hit rate to keep audiences happy. It's Miller time.