We Are What We Are (2013) Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Laurent Rejto, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Jack Gore Movie Review

We Are What We Are (2013)   2/52/52/52/52/5

We Are What We Are (2013)

We are Laborious

The Parkers generally keep themselves to themselves with the exception of their mum who tends to go out for things whilst they all respect their strict father. But events lead to a tragedy and the secretive world of the Parker's turned upside down. When a death leads to an autopsy and a gruesome discovery in the victims stomach the local police start snooping in to the family's goings on whilst the daughters find themselves having to take on more responsibility. But with the local area dealing with a flood things start getting messy.

Usually when it comes to remakes of foreign movies I tend to have not seen the original movie but in the case of "We Are What We Are" I have. And that is an issue because knowing the story actually spoils what enjoyment there is when you watch "We Are What We Are" as this is a movie which tries to keep you in the dark rather than serving everything up on a plate.

But here is the thing about this version of "We Are What We Are". By trying to create mystery surrounding what is going on the movie becomes incredibly hard work, almost laboured in its progression as slowly the clues are dropped as to what is going on but never feeling like it is going anywhere. I would say stay with it but in truth the pay off is not great and truth be told I have to say the original is a lot more intriguing.

What this all boils down to is that truth be told this version of "We Are What We Are" didn't do it for me and found it painfully laboured in its attempt to create mystery. I do wonder if I hadn't watched the original then this would be better with the mystery being more effective but sadly I fear it wouldn't as it would still be slow going and failing to captivate because of it.