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We Are What We Are -- Behind closed doors, the seemingly whole Parker family is ruled by a patriarch determined to keep his ancestral customs intact. As a torrential rainstorm hits their town, authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for years.
We Are What We Are -- Clip: We've Always Done It
We Are What We Are -- Director Jim Mickle takes us behind-the-scenes of the psychological thriller 'We Are What We Are', centered on a reclusive family with a gruesome secret.
We Are What We Are -- Clip: You Can Tell Me
We Are What We Are -- Clip: I Heard Someone in the Shed

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Release Date:
25 October 2013 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Blood is the strongest bond.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Depressing and Creepy See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kassie Wesley DePaiva ... Emma Parker (as Kassie DePaiva)

Laurent Rejto ... Hardware Clerk

Julia Garner ... Rose Parker

Ambyr Childers ... Iris Parker

Jack Gore ... Rory Parker

Bill Sage ... Frank Parker

Kelly McGillis ... Marge

Wyatt Russell ... Deputy Anders

Michael Parks ... Doc Barrow

Annemarie Lawless ... Arlene Stratton

Traci Hovel ... Mrs. Kimble

Nat DeWolf ... Mr. Kimble

Nick Damici ... Sheriff Meeks
Vonia Arslanian ... Emily Meeks

Larry Fessenden ... Bearded Tenant

Odeya Rush ... Alyce Parker

Joel Nagle ... Mathias Parker

Reagan Leonard ... Alyse's Mother

I.N. Sierros ... Coach Stratton
Tyler Barden ... Counter Man
Lea Kwiecinski ... Waitress

Jack Turner ... Officer T.J. Turner
Zombie ... Doc Barrow's Dog
Kidd ... Marge's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Aaronson ... Townsperson

Lorenzo Beronilla ... Town Laborer
Hollis Gilstrap ... Townsperson
Joe James ... Pickup Truck Driver
Eric Stanze ... Radio Weatherman (voice)

Directed by
Jim Mickle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Damici 
Jorge Michel Grau  an original screenplay
Jim Mickle 

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... executive producer
Rodrigo Bellott .... producer
Andrew Corkin .... producer
Brett Fitzgerald .... executive producer
Emilie Georges .... executive producer
Nicholas Kaiser .... co-producer
Tanja Meissner .... executive producer
Linda Moran .... producer
Lizz Morhaim .... line producer
Mo Noorali .... executive producer
Jacob Pechenik .... executive producer
Nick Shumaker .... producer (as Nicholas Shumaker)
Jack Turner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
Darren Morris (co-composer)
Phil Mossman (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Ryan Samul 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Mickle 
 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
 
Production Design by
Russell Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Ada Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel R. Kersting 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Vastola  (as Liz Vastola)
 
Makeup Department
Jessica Kelleher .... makeup department head
Brian Spears .... special makeup effects artist
Cynthia Vanis .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Stephanie Blackwood .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Ciccarella .... first assistant director
Darryl Prevost .... second second assistant director
Eric Stanze .... second unit director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen Caputo .... assistant set decorator
Alan Dickson .... on-set dresser
Nicole Heffron .... assistant set decorator
Janelle Jones .... set dresser
Jessie Katz .... property master
Andrew Keck .... art department assistant
Grant McKenna II .... art department assistant
Tansy Michaud .... graphic artist
Bridget Rafferty .... assistant property master
Brian Spears .... propmaker
Amy Teitter .... additional set dresser
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
David Briggs .... adr editor
Linzy Elliot .... adr recordist
Linzy Elliot .... sound editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Max Greene .... sound effects editor
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Tom Ryan .... foley editor
Tom Ryan .... foley mixer
Michael Sterkin .... sound mixer
Jerrell Suelto .... sound editor
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... adr mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... sound editor
Dmitry Volovik .... boom operator
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pete Gerner .... special effects
Steve Saturn .... special effects assistant
Brian Spears .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
David Isyomin .... visual effects supervisor: & Company
 
Stunts
Jared Burke .... stunts
Stefanie Flores .... stunt double
Anthony Vincent .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Boothe .... 2nd unit DP/B camera operator
Nekoro Bunsie .... additional electric
Brett Checkelsky .... second assistant camera
Blaine Chou .... swing
Keagan Fuller .... electrician
Dan Gartner .... gaffer
Corey Gegner .... first assistant camera
Steven McLaurin .... second assistant camera
Zachary Miller .... digital imaging technician
Peter Milmoe .... best boy electric
Bert Montanari .... best boy grip
Filipp Penson .... first assistant camera
John Shim .... key grip
Joe Wannemacher .... additional grip
Christopher Washington .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Anita Casamassima .... background casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Agnew .... costume assistant
Jessica Bergstrom .... stitcher
Samantha Hawkins .... assistant costume designer
Amrita Kundu .... costume assistant
Brian Turpin .... tailor
Amanda Williams .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Milan Boncich .... colorist
Aaron Crozier .... assistant editor
Carolyn Cury .... digital intermediate administration
Kevin Kaim .... digital intermediate editor
Megan Marquis .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Megan Milnes)
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Jeff Grace .... composer: theme music
Andy Noble .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Ainsley Bartholomew .... production accountant
Nick Bibbo .... production assistant
Cynthia Chou .... production coordinator
Nate Della Ratta .... assistant location manager
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Kara Janeczko .... location manager
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor
Sarah Karas .... assistant production coordinator
Brynn Moody .... production intern
James O'Connor .... production assistant
Alissa Ott .... production intern
Angel Martinez Paredes .... production assistant
Stephan Prevost .... production assistant
Brandon Regina .... production assistant
Anita Surendran .... production counsel
Missy Weeks .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Erica Motley .... special thanks
Jeremy Platt .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R (2013) | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Chile:14 | Germany:16 | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited version) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | South Korea:18 (edited for re-rating) | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | UK:18 | USA:R

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Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Depressing and Creepy, 30 October 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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