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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jorge Michel Grau

Writer:

Jorge Michel Grau (screenplay)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Barreiro ... Alfredo
Paulina Gaitan ... Sabina (as Paulina Gaitán)
Alan Chávez Alan Chávez ... Julián
Carmen Beato ... Patricia
Adrián Aguirre Adrián Aguirre ... Adriana
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... Owen
Esteban Soberanes Esteban Soberanes ... Octavio
Miguel Ángel Hoppe Miguel Ángel Hoppe ... Gustavo
Noé Hernández ... Taxista
Octavio Michel Octavio Michel ... Teniente
Humberto Yáñez Humberto Yáñez ... Papá
Darwin Enahudy Darwin Enahudy ... Empleado tienda
Alejandro Faugier Alejandro Faugier ... Dueño Reloj
Elida Contreras Elida Contreras ... Lideresa
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Director de la Funeraria
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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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Young. Wild. Hungry.

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Drama | Horror

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Jorge Michel Grau's intention was to make a film about familial disintegration. It just happened to be a horror movie about cannibals. See more »

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Remade as We Are What We Are (2013) See more »

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Nothing special
22 February 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Strangely, people have been regarding WE ARE WHAT WE ARE as something of a gem; after all, it's a film that garnered a Hollywood remake, so it must be good, right? Er, no. This Mexican cannibal film is entirely by rote, a predictable narrative populated by unappealing characters and a distinct lack of depth. It held my attention throughout, but only just, and that's partly because it's mercifully short.

Instead of focusing on the blood and guts of the cannibal storyline - this is surprisingly subdued given the subject matter - WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is a film that explores family dynamics. Mainly it involves characters arguing or screaming and shouting at each other, and it's a fairly tiresome exercise, mainly because the script isn't as hot as it should be. If at least one character in the entire movie had been likable it might have been a different story, but as it is it's a chore.

Things do start picking up in the final third of the film, with lots of action and bloodshed as antagonists start entering the story, but it's not enough to make this a classic or anything approaching a decent film. The cult reputation of WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is destined to remain a mystery, I think...


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2.35 : 1
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