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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

Drama, Thriller

7.9

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Discussion-sparking, Mind-blowing, Thrilling

2012

Female director, Lynne Ramsay

Aaron Blakely, Alex Manette, Andy Gershenzon

113 min

Synopsis

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Our Take

7.9
Anne-Sophie & Josh

Adapted from the Lionel Shriver novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin is the story of a mother (Tilda Swinton) that never quite bonds with her child, but not by her choice. The son grows up to do a heinous act that begs the question: nature or nurture? This film is an uncompromising view on the development of an unloved child. Silent pain gets voice. Feelings are shown by actions not emotions in an authentic, comprehensible and aesthetic manner. Great work.

Comments

M
moobees

It hurts to watch. It’s fantastic.

Y
yungeun123

Tilda Swinton is so perfect for the role of a depressed mother. The complexities in her relationship with her son is revealed through a sequence of flashbacks, perfectly distributed throughout the length of the movie. Overall, very exciting to watch, but also very depressing. 10/10 recommend.

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