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We Are What We Are (2013)

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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

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Emma Parker (as Kassie DePaiva)
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Hardware Clerk
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Rose Parker
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Iris Parker
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Rory Parker
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Marge
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Deputy Anders
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Doc Barrow
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Arlene Stratton
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Mrs. Kimble
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Mr. Kimble
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Emily Meeks
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Bearded Tenant
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A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by Entertainment One

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Blood is the strongest bond.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2013 (UK)  »

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Iskonski nagon  »

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$13,727 (USA) (29 September 2013)

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$76,633 (USA) (27 October 2013)
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Based on the screenplay "Somos Lo Que Hay" by Jorge Michel Grau. See more »

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When the TV in the kitchen shows a news/weather alert for the storm, the caption on the broadcast spells Delaware as "Delware". The announcer on the broadcast clearly says Delaware. See more »

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Marge: I heard somebody down in the shed earlier.
Iris Parker: It must've been daddy. He's the only one allowed down there. Ever.
Marge: Well, it sounded like a girl crying.
Iris Parker: I don't know what you think you heard, but you must be mistaken.
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Remake of Somos lo que hay (2010) See more »

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Out Of My Body
Written by Kenny Young
Performed by Fox
Courtesy of Cherry Red Records
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Depressing and Creepy
30 October 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Parker family is fasting following and old family tradition. When the matriarch, Emma Parker (Kassie DePaiva), goes to a hardware store in the nearby small town during a rainstorm, she does not feel well, has an accident and dies. Her husband Frank Parker (Bill Sage), who is the owner of a trailer camping area, grieves her death and forces her older daughter Iris (Ambyr Childers) to assume the responsibility for keeping the family tradition, feeding them and nursing her teenage daughter Rose (Julia Garner) and her young brother Rory (Jack Gore). He also gives Emma's journal to Rose with the history of their family to learn their traditions.

Meanwhile Sheriff Meeks (Nick Damici) and Deputy Anders (Wyatt Russell) are investigating cases of missing persons in the skirts of the town. Doc Barrow (Michael Parks), who lost one daughter that has disappeared, is carrying out Emma's autopsy and finds an important discovery that will connect the missing cases with the Parker family. What is the tradition of the Parker family?

"We Are What We Are" is a depressing and creepy remake of a 2010 Spanish movie "Somos lo que hay". The story is developed in slow pace in a depressive atmosphere and the acting is top-notch. Unfortunately the screenplay discloses the mystery too soon but the gore conclusion is gruesome and hard to be seen. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Somos o Que Somos" ("We Are What We Are")


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