Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

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Pretty funny. I had a grin on my face throughout. A lot like the British version of The Office with its mockumentary structure, quick dialogue, focus on the mundane, and comedic timing.

Effects are very good and used just enough to to keep things interesting.

To nitpick, I think it needed a lead. Among the cast, Jermaine Clement was probably the most famous actor at the time of the film’s release, but he ends up fighting for screen time just like all the others. A true lead, and a deeper dive into his personal story, would have given the movie better structure.

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