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We Need To Talk About Kevin
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Jun 20, 2012 By: Stephanie Cooke
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Director:
Lynne Ramsay

Actors:
Tilda Swinton
John C. Reilly
Ezra Miller

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A smart, educated mother tries to come to terms with the aftermath of her 15-year-old son's killing spree.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Iíve seen quite a few disturbing movies in my time and after sitting through WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, I can safe with a fair amount of certainty that this is definitely among the most psychologically creepy movies that I have ever seen.

Lynne Ramsay brings a whole new level of whoa to a dark drama about a mother, who has long suspected the darkness that lies within her son and sees it come forth in the worst possible way. Tilda Swinton can be very hit or miss for me, but in her role as Eva, the mother of Kevin, Swinton is spot on. She manages to nail this right on the head and you can see the torture that seeps through her every bone like it was a tragedy that actually happened to her. This is an intimate look at those who are left behind in the wake of a tragedy - an intentional tragedy - and look at the people who have to have to suffer through the consequences of someone elseís actions.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is dark, dark and dark as far as films go and truthfully, the film was almost too difficult to sit through. The jumbled up chronology of the film very much gives off a chaotic and broken vibe and while Iím still not certain if I liked the film or not, I can say that Ramsay definitely pulled off what she was trying to achieve with it.

SPOILER ALERT: Kevin is a little shit.
THE EXTRAS
Behind the Scenes Of Kevin: A making of feature that has interviews with the cast and crew from during the production of the film. Itís a very interesting look at the thoughts that they had about the film, the book and how it all came together.

Extra Footage From The ďLa TomatinaĒ Festival: This is a four minute clip from a festival in Bunol, Spain that happens every August. The festival is basically a giant tomato fight and people come from all over the world to check it out. Part of the film was created there and this is some of the raw footage from that. It is, however, shown sans sound.

In Conversation With Tilda Swinton: This is an interview with Swinton that took place in September of 2011 at the Telluride Film Festival. A lot of different questions are covered and itís an interesting look at Swinton, if youíre a fan of hers.

Interview With Author Lionel Shriver: An interview that the author of the WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN book did for the premiere of the film at the BFI London Film Festival in 2011. I must say that the biggest shock about this feature for me was discovering that Lionel was a woman.

The last feature thatís included is simply the Original Theatrical Trailer for the film.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
As I mentioned, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is exceptionally difficult to sit through. However, performances by Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller really do make this film worth checking out at least once. Iím not entirely sure that I could recommend owning this film since I donít think I could personally sit through it again, but it is something that should be watched for the powerful performances alone.
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