We Are What We Are (2013)
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Written by: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle, Jorge Michel Grau (original screenplay)
Cast: Bill Sage (Frank Parker), Ambyr Childers (Iris Parker), Julia Garner (Rose Parker), Wyatt Russell (Deputy Anders), Michael Parks (Doc Barrow), Kelly McGillis (Marge)
I chose “We are what we are” without knowing it was a remake, and maybe that’s best. Just a random selection from sometimes hit and sometimes miss Netflix recommendations. I just knew that it was about a family of cannibals by reading the synopsis that appears when I hovered the cursor over it. Instead of being horrified throughout, I got that feeling you get when you are an outside spectator to an awkward family conversation. Because first and foremost this is a film is about family. It’s almost a story about a family adjusting after a tragic loss.