We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear
Based on: Lionel Shriver’s novel
Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich

Plot:
Two years after her son Kevin (Ezra Miller) shot 9 people in his school, Eva (Tilda Swinton) is slowly coming to terms with what happened then and the part she might have played in this shooting. Slowly she unrolls her entire life with Kevin and the mounting tension with her husband Franklin (John C. Reilly) as Eva grows more and more suspicious of Kevin, even as a toddler.

Since I loved the book as much as I did, the movie had its work cut out for itself. Fortunately, Lynne Ramsay is really up to the task and has made not only a great adaptation, but also a wonderful film.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)

We Need to Talk About Kevin is an epistolary novel by Lionel Shriver.

Plot:
Two years after her son Kevin shot 9 people in his school, Eva is slowly coming to terms with what happened then and the part she might have played in this shooting. Slowly, by writing letters to her husband, she unrolls her entire life with Kevin, starting with her hesitation to become a mother and how she talked herself into it, to then fail and make a connection with the child who remains a stranger to her.

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a beautifully written, absolutely entrancing book that had me hooked from minute one and didn’t let me go again.

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