After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.
They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.
While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.
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Rawson Marshall Thurber - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Central Intelligence' - Arrivals at Westwood Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016
When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown into. The uncool kid known for being quite rotund is now a lean, mean, killing machine - literally. Now going by the name Bob, he's one of the CIA's main operatives and he's about to embark on a tricky mission.
Coincidentally, one of the most popular kids from his year has also grown up to be a very different person to who he was. Bob calls on the help of one of the old jocks who's now living a far more sedate life as an accountant. Adjusting to a new way of life isn't going to be easy for the former no1 but with the help of Bob, along the course of their journey they might just save the free world from being destroyed.
Central Intelligence is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and will be released in June 2016.
Rawson Marshall Thurber - We're the Millers Film Premiere - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th August 2013
As well as director Rawson Marshall Thurber, cast members including 'The Office' star Ed Helms, and 'Son of Rambow' actor Will Poulter all arrived on the red carpet at the 'We're The Millers' New York premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater.
David isn't your classic drug dealer type - he sells pot here and there for the personal use of his buyers, but he certainly tries not to get involved with the more serious and deadly aspects of it. But when his large stash is stolen, he is forced to pay back a big-time dealer by venturing to Mexico to smuggle a 'small' shipment of marijuana across the border. However, he soon begins to release that it's not going to be at all easy to get across the border without being searched and so he hatches a plan to rope together a fake family called 'the Millers' to help him appear like an average tourist. He gets a young, slightly over-friendly teen friend of his to act as his son and pays an aggressive gutter punk to be his daughter, and his stripper friend to be his wife. However, things still don't go as smoothly as they'd like when their camper van breaks down, his 'son' is hospitalised after an allergic reaction to a spider bite and they are caught with the drugs by ruthless Mexican mobsters.
This brilliant comedy has been directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ('Dodgeball', 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh') and written by Bob Fisher, Steve Faber ('Wedding Crashers'), Sean Anders, John Morris ('She's Out of My League') and Dan Fybel. 'We're The Millers' will hit UK cinemas everywhere on August 23rd 2013.
Jennifer Aniston's new movie could be a return to form for the former Friends actress.
Jennifer Aniston stripping in theWe're The Millerstrailer has predictably dominated all talk of Rawson Marshall Thurber's new comedy movie this week, though it's worth pointing out that this thing may actually be pretty good. Aniston strips down for Jason Sudeikis in the trailer and the pair become bound together on a doomed trip to Mexico to smuggle drugs back into the U.S. for a mobster - played by a horrendously miscast Ed Helms, it seems.
Sudeikis' character David forms a fake family made up of Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter who set off to Mexico in the hope of avoiding suspicion at the border. The comedy actor is always good value for money and steals the trailer (apart of Aniston stripping of course) when he realises how much marijuana he has to haul back to America, telling his boss, "This is not a smidge, you got me moving enough weed to kill Willie Nelson man!."
Watch the We're The Millers trailer:
At the end of the clip, Will Poulter gives us a word-perfect a cappella rendition of TLC's Waterfalls, before the original song closes things out. We're the Millers certainly looks funnier than Horrible Bosses and wouldn't have to do much to be a bigger commercial hit than Wanderlust, Aniston's 2012 film with Paul Rudd that grossed just $17.5 million domestically after receiving poor reviews.
'We're The Millers' also appears to be pretty funny, which is useful for a comedy.
Remember when the trailer for Horrible Bosses rolled out online? Yeah, the internet buckled under the weight of users frantically searching out Jennifer Aniston in her underwear. Well, the same thing's gonna happen with the first trailer for We're The Millers - Aniston's new movie with Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms.
Sudeikis plays David, a guy earning a living by dealing a little pot here and there. However, when his marijuana his stolen, he is left having to pay a drugs boss (played by a rather miscast Helms) by embarking on a trip to Mexico to bring his latest shipment in. A young kid tells David that he'll probably get searched at the border by travelling alone, and so he devises a plan to form a fake family and enlists a local stripper (Aniston) to play his wife. The smugglers head off to Mexico in a traditional looking camper van, meeting a sexually experimental couple in the meantime. Oh, and there's Jennifer Aniston dancing around in her underwear. Yeah, there's that.
David isn't what you'd call a drug lord but he does earn a living by dealing pot here and there. However, when all his marijuana gets stolen, he is left having to pay a big-time drug criminal by embarking on a trip to Mexico to bring in his latest small shipment. A young teen who lives in his block informs him that he's most likely going to get searched at the border and, not accustomed to smuggling more than a pocketful, his efforts will be futile. Thus he decides to enlist his stripper neighbour to pretend to be his wife, the teen to be his son and an even younger gutter punk to be his daughter as he concocts a plan to pretend to be a normal family that will hopefully get overlooked as humble holidaymakers. However, things don't go as smoothly as they'd hoped as they wind up breaking down in their camper van, meeting a sexually experimental couple and getting busted by gun toting Mexican gangsters.
'We're The Millers' is the hilarious new comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ('Dodgeball', 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh') and written by Bob Fisher, Steve Faber ('Wedding Crashers'), Sean Anders, John Morris ('She's Out of My League') and Dan Fybel in his feature film debut. It is set to be released in the UK on August 23rd 2013.
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After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride...
When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown...
David isn't your classic drug dealer type - he sells pot here and there for...