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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
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Cast

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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
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Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
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Brad Harding ...
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Storyline

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Some interviews with some vampires.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Zimmer Küche Sarg  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,520, 20 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,333,000, 10 May 2015
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(Spanish dubbing mix)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taika Waititi based his performance on his mother. Jemaine Clement based his on Gary Oldman in Dracula (1992). See more »

Goofs

Around 10 minutes in, the vampires draw pictures of each other to show how their clothing looks because their images don't reflect in the mirror. While the vampires themselves wouldn't show up, their clothing should. Since the cup one vampire is holding does show in the mirror, proximity to the vampire's body shouldn't be a factor. See more »

Quotes

Viago: I went in the lounge the other day and there was blood all over my nice antique couch.
Vladislav: Which one? The red one?
Viago: Well it's red now, yeah.
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Don't Look At Me
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Goes down as One of My Favourite Comedies
26 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

"What We Do in the Shadows" is a mockumentary about four vampires sharing a flat together.

Going into this movie knowing nothing but the above, I did not have any idea what to expect. What I got was one of the funniest movies of this year or any year for that matter. The jokes where brilliant and more importantly, they were frequent and consistently brilliant. I loved the interaction of the main characters with each other and the supporting characters.

Each of the main vampires had their moments and were all equally funny. The movie even had werewolves and they were also hilarious. I was also surprised by the special effects which were really well done.

At one point it did feel like the jokes were getting old, but just as I had finished that thought, the movie changes and ends brilliantly. Even though there isn't much of a story, it doesn't really matter for this movie. Just watching some of the hilarious chaos that ensues in their everyday life is enough.

There are not many movies that make me actually laugh out loud, but this one did on several occasions (usually comedies, even great ones, just keep me grinning through out). This is easily one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had at the cinema.


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