Monday, September 30, 2013

Adventures in babysitting in an empty Movie Theater in New Jersey Episode 1: We're The Millers (2013)

Adventures in babysitting in an empty Movie Theater in New Jersey Episode 1: 
We're The Millers (2013)

I've been taking my baby to the Movies for just over a year now, he just turned 15 months, and before you say anything about how nutty that is, well, I usually take him to a matinee show in an empty theater so not to bother anyone. I've been a Moviegoer all of my life, and nothing will ever stop that. But I do respect others who go as well, so I tend to hit up New Jersey Movie theater multiplexes during the week and they are almost always empty, especially when a Movie has been playing for awhile.

The Cast of Millers, all engaging enough, save for Emma Roberts who is a bit dullsville. 

This week I chose We're The Millers because I needed a good laugh. And well, there are a couple of chuckles here and there but the Movie generally falls flat most of the time. It's one of those many comedies from the last 10 years or so that tries to be both funny and heartwarming, and well, just like the bulk of them, it doesn't exactly work. 

Millers throws around the F words and innuendo, but it's done in a way that never really feels like it's being taken far enough. The Filmmakers hold back because they want a resolution that will be somewhat uplifting, but why can't a Movie as such also take some real risks and truly shock you as well? Now that's something I could love. The Farrelly Brothers did it right in the late 90's with Kingpin and There's Something About Mary, and perhaps they are a little soft these days in comparison, but they had heart and genuine laughs. Or maybe I can just watch something like Stripes and not even bother with some of those newer ones. Ah, but I still love going to the Movies...  

Baby Meep didn't even bother watching the Film, he only seemed to care about a car chase late in the Picture (He seems to only care about car chases, anyway) so he spent the Movie's running time playing with his toy car, being bored and having an occasional snack. I had a drink and a pretzel and it was very good. There weren't enough Movie trailers for my liking, so I didn't see anything that really caught my eye. What will I be seeing next I wonder? Definitely not that Runner Runner Movie with Justin Timberlake. I can't believe he's a leading man in Movies. His voice! It's so whiny and high. I think even Baby Meep felt uncomfortable listening to him. Don Jon looks like fun and Gravity looks decent, if a little space-y for my liking.  

My rating for the Movie Show: C+
Baby Meep's: C- (not enough car chases and no booby shots. He feels gipped) 


Dick said...

Really nice post. I too was disappointed with the Millers - your right they didn't take it far enough. Back when I use to work retail and had odd hours I use to love going to movies during the weekday (and more often then not, have a private showing). Looking forward to some more Baby Meep reviews. Also thanks for all the cool stuff on Facebook.

MrJeffery said...

i love your reviews! i also am obsessed wtih baby meep.

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Penelope Sanchez said...

My kids and I loved watching this movie. The original is much better, but this doesn't have foul language and is more kid friendly to watch. It has good music in the movie, and the cast of kids in it are absolutely adorable. Take a chance and buy this, you will be glad you did. Make this a family night movie, you won't be sorry.

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