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We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • 2011
  • UK/US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller

Smart, thought-provoking adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel about the guilt of a mother whose teenage son went on a school killing spree. Swinton is well cast as the steely, stoical Eva, writing letters to her absent husband as she attempts to understand her monstrous offspring.

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Lynne Ramsay, UK/USA, 2011, 112m, 15 Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller This visceral adaptation of the best-selling novel explores the relationship between a mother and son. Eva (Tilda Swinton) has struggled to bond with her son Kevin (Ezra Miller) since he was born. When Kevin commits a terrible act in his teenage years, Eva is forced to question her own culpability.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

12 Oct 20114 stars

Faithful adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestselling story of motherhood and teen violence

(15) 112min Lynne Ramsay admirers can breathe a sigh of relief. Her first feature since Morvern Callar in 2002 confirms that she has lost none of her skill as a compelling storyteller or visual stylist. Her smart, thought-provoking adaptation of the…

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