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For Reel: We're the Millers

by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks
Zac Dalpe is a sucker for the classics.

Ask the Vancouver Canucks forward what his favourite comedy of all-time is and you might expect to hear Slapshot, Happy Gilmour or Dumb & Dumber.

“It’s Stripes,” said Dalpe.

As in Stripes, the 1981 story of a man who wanted to keep the world safe for democracy...and meet girls, starring Bill Murray, that came out eight years before Dalpe was born? That Stripes?

“That’s the one. It’s hilarious.”

Nothing has given that classic comedy a run for its money with Dalpe – until recently. Looking for something to watch on a recent flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles, Dalpe took a chance on We’re the Millers and he didn’t regret it.

“I watched the preview and it looked funny, but I wasn’t too sure because it was another movie where a family goes traveling in an RV, kind of like that Robin Williams movie RV, so I thought it might be cheesy,” said Dalpe, who finds horrors too scary, thrillers too intense, but comedies juuuuuuust right.

“I watched it and was dying laughing, I thought it was hilarious. I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that funny.”

In We’re the Millers, a veteran pot dealer (Ed Helms) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. The ficticious family is headed by Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston plays the mom, the daughter is Emma Roberts and Will Poulter is the brother.

This 2013 comedy is available to rent or buy through Cineplex Store; if Dalpe can make a suggestion: “I’d say watch it right now. Whatever you’re doing isn’t as funny as this movie.

“Jason Sudeikis is in it and I’m a big Saturday Night Live fan, so watching him was great and obviously there’s some different layers to the movie between all the characters and that makes it really fun.

“Oh and Jennifer Aniston, how could I forget Jennifer Aniston.”

Ah, you were a fan of Rachel Green from Friends?

“No, I wasn’t really a Friends fan, but I’m a Jennifer Aniston fan.”

Stripes but not Friends?

“I guess so,” he laughed, before giving another plug to We’re the Millers.

“If a family with kids thinks it’s a fun RV movie, I’d say it’s not really that. It’s not a kids comedy at all, which makes it great. I even told my parents to watch it and they said no, no, then watched it and loved it too.”

Verdict – See this movie. Dalpe gives We’re the Millers five RVs out of five.

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