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We Are What We Are (2010)

Somos lo que hay (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 3 December 2010 (Mexico)
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When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals. Written by Anonymous

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Inspirations for director Jorge Michel Grau included Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66 (1998), the films of Michael Haneke and Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day (2001). See more »

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Somos Lo Que Hay
27 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If it is an awful cliché to say a film about cannibalism is in bad taste, the film itself is far, far worse.

It begins with the death of the head of the cannibal household, a natural death, although the human finger that was apparently removed from his stomach in the mortuary might have had something to do with his demise.

With Daddy gone to meet his Maker, or more likely the other bloke, the big question is who is to take over? From the way his widow behaves, she has clearly been wearing the trousers anyway, little sister is obviously too much of a shrinking violet, so that leaves a contest between the two sons.

For the moment they decide to cooperate rather than compete, and off they go to kidnap a child from the street for the ritual, as it is called. They make the mistake of trying to abduct one from a group, and are lucky to escape with only a few ruffled feathers.

Next they decide to kidnap a prostitute, they succeed, but what does the matriarch say? How dare you bring me a whore. Next up is a homosexual who is picked up by one of the sons, but is not to the taste of the other. Needless to say, it all ends badly.

Some people claim to find humour in this film; apart from a joke or two in the morgue, that was lacking too.

"Somos Lo Que Hay" has recently been remade in English as "We Are What We Are". Remind me not to watch it.


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