Movie Review: We’re The Millers

Last night, my LA girls and I went to see “We’re The Millers“, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis

Here is the trailer…

Going into it, we didn’t know what to expect.  It hadn’t received the best reviews.  We thought, well,  it’s either going to be a really stupid movie or a really funny movie!?  Luckily for us, it was the latter!


This movie had an amusing storyline, and was only inappropriate at times most of the time.  I mean it’s a movie about a bunch of misfits – a drug dealer, a stripper, a troubled teenage girl and a straight edged teenage boy, who disguise themselves as a family of four in a ruse designed to successfully smuggle drugs across the Mexican border… how could it not be inappropriate?!  The inappropriate was balanced out with sweet and touching moments, and it had a cute Hollywood ending as well.  “We’re The Millers” was hilarious!  A must see comedy! *

* I really have a hard time reviewing movies like this!  Of course it wasn’t the most intellectually or emotionally stimulating movie, but it was an easy going movie whose sole purpose is entertainment.  If you want a laugh… then go see it!

I do have two confessions…

jennifer-aniston and jason-sudeikis

1.  I have never been a big fan of Jennifer Aniston’s movies.  I, of course, LOVED her as Rachel in Friends.  She has always been Rachel to me.  I have never wanted to see her in anything else!  Well let me tell you, I absolutely LOVED her in this movie.  She was sweet and endearing as a “mother”, but also a little daring/edgy with her “stripper” side.  I was really rooting for her in the movie and I thought she did a great job.

2.  I totally have a little crush on Jason Sudeikis.  I see how he won Olivia Wilde over with his boyish looks and devilish charm!  He was a fantastic leading man.


My problems with Nantucket

I am back on the mainland.

If my life were a movie, the soundtrack to my trip home would have been that En Vogue song… you know… “Back to life, Back to Reality.”  Not the whole song.  Just that verse.  On repeat.  Depressing, huh?

Anyways.  On my way home, I thought a lot about Nantucket and here are my problems with it.  I present to you….

Got 99 Problems and Nantucket is all of them.

Problem # 1 –  The moment you step foot on the magical little island called Nantucket, you immediately and completely feel transported to another universe.  You feel removed from the rest of the world.  It truly is an incredible feeling.  You think to yourself… where have I have landed… Heaven?  Do not be deceived!

Transported to Nantucket

**Warning: If you go to Nantucket, you will most likely lose all concept of reality, as well as lose all contact with your friends in the real world.  And that can cause problems.


Problem # 2 – My Nantucket road rage was off the charts this summer. 

Worse than my LA road rage.

I have a problem with most bicyclists, pedestrians and sometimes duck mamas and their little ducklings. Just kidding…I’m not heartless! They are so cute!  We brake for ducks here!


NOTE TO ALL THE SELF AWARE, SINGLE FILE ENTHUSIASTS ON THE ISLAND… You can stay.  I will wave and smile at you and praise your respect for us cars on the island!


Problem # 3 – Nantucket has the most incredible waterfront dining.  It’s ridiculous.

**Spoiler Alert:  You will be spoiled.  Everywhere you eat after Nantucket will be boring.


Problem # 4 – Nantucket has a lobster roll that you literally dream about all day long…

Thanks a lot, Cru Restaurant.


For a whole day, I contemplated whether or not I needed to go see someone because the whole day before I could not stop thinking about a lobster roll.  An amazingly divine and buttery brioche roll that holds beautiful pieces of lobster tail that has been drizzled/coated with warm butter. O. M. G. Delicious.

I’ll skip over Problem# 6 – 98…

Problem # 99 – My Nantucket problems really aren’t problems.  And that’s a problem!

With all that said, I guess what I really want to say is that I miss it.  Everything about it.  I want to scream from the rooftops (like a cheesy romantic movie)… I LOVE YOU, NANTUCKET!

i love you nantucket

P.S. I hope I didn’t come across as bitter or snobby.  That was not my intention. ;)

Patty and Allison go to Cisco Brewery

Patty and I had the day to ourselves.  What to do??  Go on a walk, shop around town, go to the beach?  Nope, we decided to try out something new!  We have been coming to Nantucket for 18 years and surprisingly, there are still things on this island that we have yet to try! So yesterday, Patty and I decided to check off one of those Nantucket To Do things off our list.   We headed out to Cisco Brewery!

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Cisco Brewery is a cool hangout spot for friends to gather to get drinks, food, listen to live music, play some corn hole and have some fun!

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 They have a raw bar, hot dog stand and food trucks that come everyday!

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You can pick up a drink at the Triple 8 Distillery, The Nantucket Vineyards or Cisco Brewers.

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I got a Blueberry Lemonade with Triple 8 Blueberry Vodka.  Mom got a Rum-Tea Dumpty.

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We also picked up freshly made guacamole and chips!  It was the perfect afternoon snack!

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All can come… Adults, children and dogs, too.

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We had a fun time hanging out there!  Just remember… it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!