We Need to Talk About Kevin is a story about… Kevin. Well, it’s really about his mother, a smart broad who never wanted to have a kid in the first place, but does her best anyways. Oh, but the kid is a pain in the butt and goes on a killing spree. With a crossbow.
Here’s a thought. Stop talking about Kevin and burn him. Burn him with fire.
Or talk TO him. Sometimes kids just need love. But those are the only two options. Talk to him, or burn him.
I should write a book on parenting.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lynne Ramsay directed We Need to Talk About Kevin, which she cowrote with Rory Kinnear. It’s based on the novel by Lionel Shriver. Watch the trailer. It’s interesting to note that Shriver says the film is a brilliant adaptation of his book. Very few writers like their films on screen.
We Need to Talk About Kevin Trailer
We Need to Talk About Kevin Release Date
October 21, 2011.
Who’s In It?
John C. Reilly … Franklin
Tilda Swinton … Eva
Ezra Miller … Kevin
Siobhan Fallon … Wanda
Ursula Parker … Lucy
Ashley Gerasimovich … Celia
Leslie Lyles … Smash Lady
Joseph Melendez … Waiter
Kimberley Drummond … Student 4
Lauren Fox … Dr. Goldblatt
Suzette Gunn … Young mother crying
James Chen … Dr. Foulkes
Anthony Del Negro … Angry Student
Jennifer Kim … Student #7
Jasper Newell … Kevin – Childhood
Aaron Blakely … Concerned Man
Paul Diomede … Al
Erin Maya Darke … Rose
Alex Manette … Colin
What’s Good About It?
The trailer looks good, and while I get a bit bored by stories about current events like school shootings, it takes a cool approach, sorta half Damian, half Revolutionary Road.
What’s Bad About It?
Worst title for a movie in a long time.
Our Clever Prediction
We Need to Talk About Kevin might get Tilda Swinton an Oscar nomination, and if it does, then it’ll do pretty well.