WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Starring two of the great character actors of our time--Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly--WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is a serious film. Based on Lionel Shriver’s acclaimed 2003 novel of the same name, KEVIN is told from the point of view of an Armenian-American mother (Swinton) who narrates the events leading up to and including her son’s (Ezra Miller) massacre of teachers and students at his school. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN has been on many critics' lists of the best films of 2011, and Tilda Swinton has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a motion picture.
The film is not light fare, but with rave reviews at Cannes and Fantastic Fest and a phenomenal performance from Swinton as a mother who must assess her own culpability in her son’s actions, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN can’t be missed. (Meredith Borders)
"The film's bluntness doesn't diminish the power of the nature-versus-nurture questions Eva's asking herself. Or of Swinton's harrowing portrait of parental guilt."--Bob Mondello, NPR
"It's a domestic horror story that literally gets to us where we live, a disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill by filmmaker Lynne Ramsay."--Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"A fine artistic statement from Ramsay that will shake you up with performances by Swinton and Miller that effectively hit their mark"--Edward Douglas, COMING SOON