Lynne Ramsay’s excellent drama thriller follows the shocking psychological feud which is waged between a mother and her young son. Eva is not a natural when it comes to motherhood and Kevin, sensing this, throws scorn and worse at her attempts.
We Need to Talk About Kevin is an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s superb novel of the same name. Casting is excellent, with Tilda Swinton as the mother, Jasper Newell as a child Kevin and Ezra Miller as a teenaged Kevin. John C Reilly plays the father but is little used.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Direction: Lynne Ramsay
Screenplay: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear
Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey
Editing: Joe Bini
Score: Jonny Greenwood
Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich, Siobhan Fallon, Alex Manette, Leslie Lyles