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We Need to Talk About Kevin
The mother of a teenage sociopath who went on a high-school killing spree recalls her son's deranged behavior during childhood, as she deals with her grief.
Tilda Swinton is the perfect actress in my eyes. You must be a chameleon adapting to whatever role is given to you. It is not just in her slightly androgynous appearance and demeanor but in her natural gift to act, she is perfect.
Like a wounded and terrified animal running on guilt and hindsight, Eva (Swinton) is barely living, flinching at the sound of her own name.
The United States has had its fair share of massacres at schools across the country. There have also been numerous films made, some based on reality, others in fantasy but the one thing they all have in common is the exploitative nature, focusing on the massacre itself. This is where We Need to…
Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin is a compelling drama, being also a very unsettling experience throughout its whole running time. The story unfolds in flashbacks and you simultaneously see how the past events affect the life of Eva in the present day. I liked how the director goes back and forth in time as I find it a very effective way of making the viewer constantly intrigued and filled with suspense. Tilda Swinton gives a powerful performance, showing all the frustrations and detachment of the mother towards her son. Ezra Miller brilliantly incorporates true evil, always giving me the chills and making me uncomfortable. We Need to Talk About Kevin is one of the most disturbing films I've watched and I am definitely investigating more of Ramsay's work in the near future.
The main reason I put off watching this for so long is its source material. Lionel Shriver's novel is an amazing piece of fiction that gnaws on your soul by asking the toughest questions imaginable without granting its readers the comfort of easy answers. It explores the age old discussion on nature versus nurture. It does so by relating a story about a boy committing an evil deed, presented through a series of letters written by the boy‘s mother. She is constantly asking herself whether it is her fault that her son is the way he is or whether he was born evil. It also shows how something like a high-school shooting affects a community, but moreover the family members…
Excellent film to watch with your wife and 10-day-old son on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.
Lynne Ramsay’s first film in nine years is a tricky one, both in subject matter and presentation. Everybody should be familiar with the story by now but despite the inevitability of what is to come the film still manages to shock. It is a sensationalist tale but to its credit it is not shot in a sensational or exploitative manner. In many ways it is a horror film with all the genre tropes stripped away. Instead what we get is a fragmentary film about a mother struggling with her responsibility to love her son. The film certainly raises difficult questions (is a bond between mother and child unbreakable? Does evil occur through nature or nurture? etc.) and pleasingly it doesn’t…
Kevin voted Trump.
ezra Miller more like GOD
my ass: owned
This film is very beautifully shot. It is also a very effective contraceptive.
I came in expecting school shooting.Instead I got an hour of being confused as the mother deals with the shooting 2 years afterwards.Wasn't very disturbing,in all honesty most of Kevin parts are of him being an asshole when he was younger
Incredible film! A lot like Gus Van Sant's Elephant, We Need to Talk About Kevin refuses to point fingers, refuses to settle for closure or even the idea that closure is ever possible. It does everything with such elegance and sensibility...it makes you ache inside and it makes you smile...most importantly though despite how painful it is, it makes you hope.
the acting in this was insane, the ending was unimaginably brilliant and Ezra Miller was as perfect as ever
John C Riley is the most unobservant, clueless, unhelpful father in the history of cinema
One of those that suffers if you've read the book. Every exchange in the printed version, every sigh, every contemplation, is so rich and abstracted and involving; Ramsey's conversion makes perfect sense, but there was no way that the richness of the discussion could ever have been translated to screen with the depth I wanted. At least, it wasn't here. So we're left with performances, which are hard to fault, and a soundtrack which isn't afraid to be Brechtian. A lot to appreciate, but in comparison, a bit pantomimey.
We need to talk about this film...how on earth is this film widely appreciated is beyond me.
First of all the portrayal of the main character was laughable...he is portrayed like the typical troubled young school shooting teen cliche... it is just so bad.
There's also the "in your face" symbolism...holy fuck that's annoying...we get it, red means death woooo now stop shoving it in my face all the time.
Let's not forget the minor issue of casting an actor who is mostly recognized for his comedy roles in a completely serious drama...not too big of a deal but kind of a turn off for me at least.
Overall awful movie.
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