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We Need to Talk About Kevin

HD   MA15+

Lynne Ramsay

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About the Movie

An exquisitely realised adaptation of Lionel Shriver's international best-seller, We Need To Talk About Kevin is told through the eyes of Eva, an anguished mother who struggles to connect with her son, Kevin. Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to have Kevin, and their relationship is difficult from the very start. When Kevin commits an unthinkable, irredeemable act, Eva grapples with her failings as a parent while attempting to rebuild her life. Was she at fault? Did she resent her son from birth? Equal parts thriller, drama and tragedy, We Need To Talk About Kevin was a critics and audience favourite at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It brilliantly explores the ideas of nature versus nurture and unconditional love. Academy Award winning actor Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) turns in a stunning and breathtakingly fragile and memorable performance. Absolutely captivating, We Need To Talk About Kevin is a mesmerising and astute piece of cinema that will spark much debate.

Customer Reviews


This is a confronting horror story, seeming to want to make a statement of answer in regards to the question, 'are monsters born or made?'.

I felt total and complete fear throughout the whole movie. Wondering what life would be like for me if, when I have children, I am beset upon by the kind of evil that Kevin is born with. I wondered also if this is what the parents of children who grow into serial killers are sometimes faced with as they watch their child develop.

Tilda Swinton is, as always, captivating and has a rare ability to allow you to feel sad for her, but have no pity for her. I'm not sure why this is, but she just seems to have such a powerful presence that it feels like she will always be ok.

There is not a feel good moment in the entire movie, and it is exhausting.


I had read the book but the movie is a piece of art on it's own. It blew me away: gripping, beautiful, horrific. Just a wonderful piece of filmmaking, based on a great book. this will not be an easy story to watch for some.


Not a movie to watch if you're down ... But wow, very powerful, brilliant movie

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