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We Need To Talk About Kevin Review


"The film is uncomfortable, some times infuriating, to watch.  The idea that something natural, such as maternal instincts, doesn't occur is unsettling."

 It is awards season and that only means one thing, all the noteworthy movie comes out.

One of the movies I was really interested in seeing is We Need To Talk About Kevin. Ever since I've seen the trailer I wanted to see it. The trailer itself was fear and stress inducing. And the rest, I'm happy to say, was just as eerie.

In a good way of course.

We Need To Talk About Kevin is a psychological thriller starring Tilda Swinton, who plays Eva a mother of a disturbed child Kevin. The film revolves around their relationship and the difficulty Eva has bonding with her child Kevin (Ezra Miller).


The performance from both actors were stellar. Tilda Swinton carried the audience in her emotional roller coaster throughout the film. As an audience you sympathize the maternal dillema she is faced with. Ezra Miller, too, played his role as a sociopath so well. Just from his body language and the way he glared. That glare... You just knew he was bad news. Very bad news.

The nonlinear narrative was also an effective way to tell the story of Eva and Kevin. The disjointed timeline contributed to the unnerving atmosphere of the film. As an audience, you're forced to pay attention and put the pieces together as the story horrifically unravels itself. 

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The film is uncomfortable, some times infuriating, to watch.  The idea that something natural, such as maternal instincts, doesn't occur is unsettling. Eva fails to bond with her son, Kevin, and as a kicker Kevin is a manipulative and violent sociopath. You see Eva watch him grow and increasingly become destructive with his mind games while she helplessly try and fail. The movie is a fascinating look at the taboo topic and its brave to say hey, maybe maternal instincts is not as natural as we're widely to believe.

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P.S. The movie is based on a book of the same title so yeah, go read it.


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