MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,439 this week

What We Do Is Secret (2007)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 1,390 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 24 user | 41 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: What We Do Is Secret (2007)

What We Do Is Secret (2007) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of What We Do Is Secret.

User Polls

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Peter Gilbert
Stars: Larisa Oleynik, Shiri Appleby, Peter Coyote
Suburbia (1983)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay
Supreme Courtships (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A look at the personal and professional lives of Six Supreme Court clerks.

Director: Ian Toynton
Stars: Daphne Ashbrook, Link Baker, John Berg
Mating Dance (2008)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A romantic cop thriller with a twist.

Director: Cate Caplin
Stars: Susan Blakely, Shawn Christian, Lauren German
Red Sands (2009)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Director: Alex Turner
Stars: Shane West, Leonard Roberts, Aldis Hodge
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessey
The Lodger (2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders.

Director: David Ondaatje
Stars: Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West
Think Tank (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Bumbling, twenty-something slackers use their self-proclaimed "genius" to save a small town from the evil clutches of Lord Billiards, a land-grabbing pool celebrity.

Director: Brian Petersen
Stars: Eric Artell, James Avery, Maura Claire Barclay
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A self-centered, middle-aged pitchman for a potato chip company loses his job and his livelihood just as his octogenarian grandfather is dropped on his doorstep unexpectedly by his mother on her way to a singles cruise.

Director: Marc Bennett
Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Edward Asner, B.J. Britt
The Elder Son (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A story of a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when a young local car thief passes himself off as his long-lost son.

Director: Marius Balchunas
Stars: Shane West, Leelee Sobieski, Eric Balfour
Short | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Sometimes love is always what it seems.

Director: Travis Huff
Stars: Jamie Anne Allman, David Aranovich, Jennifer Lyons
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Pat Smear
...
Don Bolles
...
Rob Henley
...
Michelle
...
Belinda
...
Chris Ashford
...
Claude Kickboy Bessy
...
Casey Cola
...
Jena
...
Malissa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Audience Member #1
Daniel Alvarado ...
Bar Patron
David Alvarado ...
Bar Patron
Edit

Storyline

A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,888 (USA) (8 August 2008)

Gross:

$58,776 (USA) (17 October 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Because he was so good as Darby Crash, Shane West was hired as the new vocalist and The Germs reunited for a tour. See more »

Goofs

After being kicked out of the Orpium for messing up stage equipment, The Germs introduce themselves as Darby Crash and Pat Smear even though at the time The Germs hadn't come up with their stage names yet. See more »

Quotes

Darby Crash: I just made Robby the drummer for The Germs.
Pat Smear: We can't play with Rob.
Darby Crash: I know.
Pat Smear: Oh, so you're not just killing yourself, you're killing our band. Darby, The Germs are the only thing any of us have really cared about...
Darby Crash: The Germs are dead, Pat. And you know that.
See more »

Soundtracks

Five Years
Written and Performed by David Bowie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Are you guys kidding?
24 August 2008 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry but this movie is awful. Very surface, poorly made, badly acted- a major disappointment. Shane West is passable, but almost everyone else in the film is bad.

And the script- they have taken the seedy, turbulent life of Darby Crash and turned it into an after school special. Actually, after school specials were more interesting than this.

I am shocked that Pat Smear and the other surviving members of The Germs would have anything to do with this film. It makes them all seem one dimensional and uninteresting. Stick with Penelope Spheeris' great documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION- it will have to do until a better Germs biopic comes along.


11 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really terrible jmd26_0
Homosexuality tdoesntmatter
What's the song... el_scorcho92
I REALLY LOVED THIS MOVIE!!! barrymanilow666
Amazing Movie. Amazing Soundtrack kidatomic
Shane West mman10276
Discuss What We Do Is Secret (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?