We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011

US Title:
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Year:
2011
Country:
US
Director:
Lynne Ramsay


What’s It About?
The grief-stricken, isolated mother of a school shooter reflects on her troubled relationship with him while he was growing up.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This is a hard movie to watch. It’s neither fun nor enjoyable, but it is well made and it sticks with you long after the end credits. Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller both give terrific performances, although it feels wrong to use the word “terrific” since the subject matter of this movie is extremely dark and sobering. Even more depressing is the realization that twenty years ago, the very premise of this movie would have been unimaginable. Nowadays, though…

Final Grade: B

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