Denver pot dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) gets his money and stash stolen. His boss offers to waive his debt ''and'' pay him a hundred thousand dollars if he [[RoadMovie goes to]] [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] to pick up [[BlatantLies "a smidge--maybe a smidge and a half"]] of marijuana from his supplier for him. Or he can just kill him now.

David decides a single man would arouse suspicion at the border, so he decides to recruit himself an All-American family for cover: His stripper neighbor Rose (Creator/JenniferAniston), a local teen runaway Casey (EmmaRoberts), and the dorky teen next door Kenny (Will Poulter). HilarityEnsues.

Although the film received mixed reviews from critics it was a huge success with audiences, earning $266 million worldwide while only costing $37 million to make. It was the most financially successful live-action comedy of 2013. A sequel is rumored to be in development, with some sources reporting that Jennifer Aniston is being paid $15 million to reprise her role as Rose.

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!!Tropes used in ''We're the Millers'':

* AffablyEvil: David's boss, Brad.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Tattooed bad boy Scotty P. attracts the attention of Casey.
* AlmostKiss: Happens between [[spoiler:David and Rose near the end of the film, but they are interrupted by Casey.]]
* AntiHero: David and the entire family actually; Rose and Casey have {{Jerkass}} elements (if not to the extent of David) and Kenny is a ClassicalAntiHero.
* AsideGlance: David gives one during Rose's stripping scene, with a big smile.
* BecomingTheMask: The band of misfits actually starts turning into a family.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between David and Rose. It's even lampshaded by Don in a scene on the Extended Edition Blu-Ray/DVD.
* BenevolentBoss: Pablo Chacon has a whole little community inside his fortified compound, including the families of employees. He's also understanding and pragmatic when he realises One Eye has been duped, and later seems genuinely upset by the frequency with which his lieutenant is getting beaten up by the good guys.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Kenny and Melissa
* BigSisterInstinct: Despite not actually being Kenny's sister, Casey often shows that she cares deeply about him.
* BillingDisplacement: Jennifer Aniston got top billing over Jason Sudeikis.
* BikiniBar: Not even Boner Garage takes her top off in the strip club, despite it being seedy enough that the owner is telling his strippers to have sex with customers for money.
* BiTheWay: Edie is fairly happily married to Don, but admits a few times to having gotten excited when she touched Rose's breasts.
* ButtMonkey: Kenny.
* CasualKink: Casey likes to be strangled when she makes out with a guy.
* ClusterFBomb: Comes from Kenny when he gets bitten on the testicle by the tarantula.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: David tries desperately not to do this, but he does.
* {{Corpsing}}: David and Rose try very hard not to laugh when Kenny starts singing to the radio. Rose almost succeeds.
* TheDitz: Boner Garage.
* DeadpanSnarker: Applies to David, Rose, and Casey.
* DistractedByTheSexy: This is how Rose manages to get the drop on Pablo and save her "family" from being executed.
* EggSitting: The Millers have to wrap a pack of marijuana in a blanket and pretend it is a baby to stop the others from seeing it. When the pack eventually gets thrown into the street and run over, Casey quickly covers by claiming she was taking care of a pack of herbs for a school project.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Boner Garage (although she doesn't think it's embarrassing).
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Scotty P's neck tattoo (although he clearly has "No [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Ragrets]]"...)
* EurekaMoment: David conceives his "let's pretend to be a family" plan after seeing a police officer helping out a family in a RV.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: The One-eyed henchman is very upset when Kenny sheepishly declines a gift basket from the former's mother.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerkasses Have Standards]]: David spends most of the movie being a Grade-A {{Jerkass}}, but he makes it clear that he has one rule: He doesn't deal pot to kids. Period.
* EvilVersusEvil: Brad versus Pablo.
* {{Fanservice}}: Rose's strip tease in the garage.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Pablo Chacon, who tends to banter with the Millers at gunpoint, as if he might actually spare them, only to reveal he plans on killing them no matter what.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: David as the closest thing they have to a leader.
** TheLancer: Rose as the person who often defies David and is often the next person they look to for guidance.
** TheSmartGuy: Casey as the one who usually thinks of solutions.
** TheChick: Kenny is the most soft-hearted of all of them.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Brad, although he doesn't come along with them. If he wasn't evil, he could have easily been DaChief.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: When Edie asks if she can touch Rose's breasts, David says he has no problem and Don quickly puts on his eyeglasses.
* GroinAttack: Kenny gets bitten on the testicle by a tarantula that [[SquirrelsInMyPants crawled into his shorts.]] His testicle gets incredibly swollen, and he has to be taken to the hospital.
* HiddenDepths: Kenny can actually rap pretty good.
* HilariousOuttakes: In the credits, one is a prank on Jennifer Aniston, during the "Waterfalls" scene...only they replace "Waterfalls" with [[ActorAllusion the theme from]] ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* HollywoodNerd: Take the gorgeous Molly Quinn, put her in a [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings "What Would Frodo Do?"]] T-shirt, and presto! Instant love interest for Kenny.
** TruthInTelevision: Molly Quinn is a [[OneOfUs/TVDweebs huge nerd in Real Life]].
** Also lampshaded [[spoiler:at the end of the film when David walks in on Rose wearing glasses and using a laptop computer. He says "Look at this sexy nerd."]]
* ImportantHaircut: David's transformation from drug dealer to wholesome American father.
* InsistentTerminology: The Millers are drug smugglers, not dealers.
* InstantWebHit: [[spoiler:The video that Casey takes of Kenny's swollen testicle becomes a popular internet video by the end of the film.]] Also, the film begins with David watching a bunch of silly Youtube videos.
* IronicEcho: "Kind of a dick move, don't you think?"
* {{Jerkass}}: David starts out as one but finally evolves into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at the end.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:Near the end of the movie, Don disarms and subdues a Mexican drug cartel enforcer using nothing but a mug.]]
* MadeOfIron: During the escape from the garage, David clubs the one-eyed henchman in the head with a heavy monkey wrench. The one-eyed henchman shrugs it off easily.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Everybody naturally assumes that the stereotypically dorky Kenny is a virgin...and they're correct.
** They are surprised he had never kissed a girl, though.
* MsFanservice: Rose
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Said by Kenny when David catches him kissing Casey.
-->'''David''': [[PracticeKiss It looks like Casey is teaching you how to kiss out of pity.]]
-->'''Kenny''': Then it is what it looks like.
** [[spoiler: And then Melissa catches them, too.]]
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: When the corrupt Mexican cop was asking for a bribe and he and David argued numbers, the cop meant pesos and David thought he meant dollars.
* OverreactingAirportSecurity: When the TSA officer is checking the "Millers'" [=IDs=], he doesn't see anything suspicious about David and Casey's driver licenses (David is unshaven and has a different haircut in the photo, while Casey has a dozen piercings in hers), although their pictures look ''very'' different from their current looks. Kenny looks exactly like his picture... and he gets strip-searched for that.
* PlayingAgainstType: Jennifer Aniston playing a foul-mouthed stripper is a far cry from the "America's sweetheart" type roles that she has played for most of her career.
* PracticeKiss: Kenny is taught to kiss by Casey... and Rose, too. Oh, and David watches.
* RagingStiffie: During Rose's striptease, Kenny has to adjust his shorts. David slaps him.
* ReallyGetsAround: Boner Garage (as implied by her nickname). When she finds out that she's now expected to have sex with the customers, she's excited about it.
* RoadMovie
* ScarpiaUltimatum: The corrupt Mexican cop is looking for a "favor" in exchange for letting the RV full of marijuana pass. David starts to pressure Rose, but no, the cop [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat doesn't roll that way]].
** Subverted once it was revealed the thousand he asked before asking for the "favor" was pesos instead of dollars.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Rose quits her job as a stripper when her boss wants her to start having sex with the customers.
* ShoutOut: David refers to the man who inspires his plan by using his family to avoid getting a speeding ticket as a "real life [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Flanders]]" due to his strong physical similarity to Ned Flanders.
* ShowSomeLeg: Why else have Jennifer Aniston play a stripper?
* SouthOfTheBorder
* SquirrelsInMyPants: Kenny is the victim when a tarantula crawls up his leg and into his shorts when he is driving. Kenny eventually gets bitten on his testicle.
* SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee: As a DEA agent, Don cannot allow them to leave once he finds out they are drug smuggling. Especially since they endangered his family with Pablo Chacon chasing them. He states that he will have to fulfill his duty of arresting them...just as soon as he finishes turning around to hug his family.
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Stripper With A Heart of Gold]]: Rose
* TookALevelInBadass: Kenny. He changes from a dork who can't kiss a girl and doesn't know when to pick his fight to a man who floors a Mexican drug lord in one punch and stuns a girl to the point she loses all her anger to him before.
* TeamMom: Rose becomes this.
* TeensAreShort: Inverted with Kenny, who is played by 5'11 Will Poulter. Played straight by the 5'2 EmmaRoberts.
* TooMuchInformation: The American tourists the Millers can't seem to get away from are having marital problems.
-->'''Edie''': I'm not as tight as I used to be. Sometimes Don just falls out. It's like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.
* UndersideRide: The Millers find a bunch of illegal immigrants hiding under their RV. They run away when they are discovered.
* VerbalTic: Scotty P., y'know what I'm sayin'? It really annoys David and Rose.
* WhatTheHellHero: David gets a couple of these near the end of the film when he begins to slide into {{Jerkass}} territory.