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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…
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…
Review In A Nutshell:
We Need to Talk About Kevin throughout left me extremely frustrated; it has a strong premise and the performances brought by the cast are beyond excellent, but the film's emotional pile up of unsympathetic hate towards its titular subject was simply exhausting.
The film doesn't seem to have any solid purpose towards the relationship between Kevin and his mother, Eva; leaving the audience with scenes that executes its emotions perfectly, but left with a blank canvas when putting it all together. For this film to be entirely effective, it needs to suggest something, and when it does, the filmmakers should pin it down and let it grow with every passing scene.
The film suggests the conflict…
What an horrible, horrible film! Okay I must first of all say that I think the depicturing of Kevin here is probably not how psychopaths grow up in real-life (at least I always hear that it are the ones you least expect of). Well Kevin is one you’d put at the top of your potential maniac list for sure. Lynne Ramsay’s movie thus shows an incredibly unnuanced image, unlike the sort-of comparable movie ‘Elephant’ of Gus van Sant (which took the most neutral standpoint possible). Do I care however? No, not really, because damn did this picture had my nerves wrecked. Acting and script are fine, but it is the ever developing tension that makes it a special experience to watch this.
I think about this film every time I eat scrambled eggs tbh
i love ezra miller with all my heart and no, i'm not just saying that from crippling fear that he might murder me from psychopathic tendencies
Spawns of evil really do exists. one could only think what one would do in a similar situation. Frightening prospect.
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Such an incredibly powerful and disturbing movie. Lynn Ramsey's genius really services the story. Can't really write anything else because I just keep on thinking about the ending of this beast. Oh well, gotta go find a shrink now.
Truly disturbing play on the school shooting movie with great performances all around
Structure was unique, but I wonder if it benefited the story
"Every Frame a Painting" suggested the movie
I'm a heartless bastard so I like the ending
this film literally makes me want to sew my vagina up and never have kids.
A soul-crushingly boring movie which tries to hide the fact by shuffling its chapters, which also serves to make an 'artsy' statement. The movie tries to lay some red herrings which would probably lead to scenarios much more interesting than what actually happens at the end. While the movie may have accurately portrayed events that do happen in real life, it could have depicted that progression in a much more interesting way.
I watched this movie only once back in 2011 or 2012, and all I remembered was that I liked it a lot and enjoyed watching it. I decided to rewatch it today and ohhhhh boy I completely forgot how fucking frustrating and heartbreaking it was. If you wanna feel irrationally angry about fictional characters in a fictional story, this is the movie for you.
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