I want to rub this trailer all over me – We Need to Talk About Kevin
I’ve been intrigued with the idea of We Need to Talk About Kevin since my sister read, and highly praised the book. A film adaptation seemed like a good idea. And throwing Tilda Swinton into the mix is never a bad idea. The film has a 92% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes, although it should be noted only thirteen reviews have been counted so far. At this point, I’m in. Here’s Oscilloscope’s overview, some stills, and below that is the newly released French trailer.
A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance. Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin’s birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15-years-old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva¹s own culpability is measured against Kevin¹s innate evilness, while Ramsay¹s masterful storytelling leaves enough moral ambiguity to keep the debate going.