A gratuitous stripper scene is always welcome, and Jennifer Aniston does the job well. Unfortunately, that might be the only shocking moment in this Rated R flick, which is a shame considering the rating only serves to unnecessarily lock out a huge part of the public.
The film follows David Burke, a small-time pot dealer who agrees to smuggle drugs across the Mexican border after his entire stash was stolen. He commissions a local stripper named Rose (Jennifer Aniston) to play his wife, in hopes that a faux family might help avert border patrol from any suspicion. He also convinces two troubled teens to act as his children, and the usual antics ensue when just about everything goes wrong.
There’s not much to say about this film other than it’s mildly entertaining with mediocre jokes and an enjoyable cast. But it could have been funnier. That being said, I’d still recommend it. It’s a good enough distraction from your Sunday stroll.
OVERALL RATING: 2.5/5 DISHES
There’s only one reason that real actors join reality shows. Their work has dried up. I’m fully aware that many celebrities need help, but trust me — they wouldn’t join Celebrity Rehab if they had more lucrative offers in front of the camera. They’d get help in private, and continue their acting careers in public. So that brings me to Eric Roberts, who many know as Julia Roberts’ brother and Emma Roberts’ father. The reason I’m confused about his appearance, is that I thought he was still a working actor. It’s only been two years since he appeared in the blockbuster film, The Dark Knight, and his part in the film was pretty substantial. Is it possible that his career took such a turn for the worst in just two short years? I don’t get it. Yes, there is the argument that he wants to do this show to help people, but I’m a pretty cynical Dishmaster, and I just don’t buy it.