This is a funny addition to mockumentary library. It's clever and plays with vampire mythology in a classical way. I love the Twilight scene and the bat fight. It's not the funniest comedy ever made - but will keep a smile on your face for 90 minutes.
Very funny and clever, especially on the fringes. It might be nitpicking, but I think it could have been a true classic if the three characters living together were sharper and more uniquely defined, and if there had been a strong theme woven in. It seems like the opportunity was there, given the segmentation of the film into setpieces and sketch-like riffs.
What We Do has this tendency to sell its jokes like a precocious child. It is pleased. It believes itself clever. How clever is it? It is about vampires. It is a paint-by-numbers mockumentary. Algorithms could have produced it. There is not a single person in this film's demographic who will not easily grasp every but of minutiae. It's gonna be playing in theaters for a long time. Audiences love to feel clever.
What's great is that the filmmaker's were able to take an oversaturated and tired genre and come up with enough fresh gags to take away the staleness. The mockumentary frame up works well and the film has enough cleverness and genuine laughs to keep the viewer well entertained. The cast is consistently amusing but I'm sorry to the vampire cast but the film belongs to Stu.
This didn't really feel like a film. It felt like an episode of MTV's Real World or some other reality TV show, which Is like the worst thing there is. Except, instead of being about ordinary jerks or Snookie or Kardashians, it is about vampires, which makes it slightly better, even though I don't really like vampires, either. I chuckled at 2 or 3 of the jokes. 3.5 stars
The funniest movie to come along in a long time, which is not surprising, considering the creators. Extra points for taking the piss (or blood?) out of the vampire and mockumentary fads. Lots of that uncomfortable, mumble-mouth comedy crossed with a nerdy sense of humour at the expense of vampire lore. Technically it was good, but the production design and performances are what really shine here.