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.


We Need to Talk About Kevin Bande-annonce by toutlecine

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6 Responses to “I want to rub this trailer all over me – We Need to Talk About Kevin”
  1. cindy says:

    this looks intense!! i want it. even if tilda is in it…

  2. When is this film coming to Atlanta? If it’s coming in early December, then that will be my birthday present because Lynne Ramsay puts my ass in the seat.

  3. blake says:

    @ cindy – You did not say that about Tilda Swinton.

    @ Steven – I’ve never seen anything else by Lynne Ramsay. Recommendations?

  4. Well, she’s only made two films in her career so far plus three shorts.

    I’d only discovered her this year yet from the films that I saw from her. There is a reason why she’s so revered.

    The first one I saw is her second film “Morvern Callar” which is right now one of my favorite films right now. It’s hard to find on DVD though I saw it on my laptop. Then there’s “Ratcatcher” which is a great yet dark coming-of-age film about a boy in 1973 Scotland.

    This woman was supposed to do “The Lovely Bones” only to have Peter Jackson take over and turn it into a piece of shit.

  5. Excited for We Need to Talk About Kevin, seems like its been on my anticipated list forever…I hope it lives up to the expectations.

    I found Ratcatcher to be pretty dull (and dark), didn’t finish, so I wouldn’t recommend – That’s just me.
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  6. Diana says:

    I am really excited to see this movie…I hope I can get tickets when it shows at the London Film Festival!

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