[critical] We Need To Talk About Kevin

Eva has put his professional life and his personal ambition in parentheses to give birth to Kevin. The communication between mother and son becomes immediately very complicated. At the dawn of the age of 16, he commits the irreparable. Eva wondered then about his responsibility. Remembering the stages of his life before and with Kevin, she tries to understand what she could have or perhaps should have done.

Author’s Note


Release Date : September 28, 2011

Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Film the american, british

With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Duration : 1h 50min

Original title : We Need To Talk About Kevin

Trailer :

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Confusing and surprising are the two words that remain engraved in our memories from the beginning of the end credits and beyond. In watching the trailer or reading the synopsis of this film, one cannot imagine what a torrent of emotions, it embarks a torrent far from being life-saving, strives to expose the dark side of the human being through the relationship toxic between a mother and her son.

With We Need To Talk About Kevin it is well known that something is wrong, an evil to be eating away each of the protagonists are present but the image of this mother of a family, you can never put your finger on it. We also know that a tragedy happened but we do know that even if you feel a little doubt, and yet, the reality will be quite different from our thinking first. It is, therefore, in a blur of total and permanent that the director Lynne Ramsay leads the viewer and exposed to a human drama, as unsettling as it is mesmerizing.

The staging is very simple allows you to focus the attention on the characters. Each carries a dead weight that he is forced to drag her to her sides on a daily basis. The actress Tilda Swinton explodes on the screen with this role of mother flayed alive who knows a hatred passionate and obsessive to his son Kevin, a hatred that could push it each time to take away the life of its offspring, while the flooding of kisses actually filled with love. For its part, the character of Kevin is interpreted masterfully by two young actors with immense talent, the goods named Ezra Miller (currently at the poster for Another Happy Day) and Jasper Newell. Each one brings the authenticity needed to make this intriguing character at the same time extremely dangerous for himself and his entourage and endearing. A sort of “angel face” can you plant a knife in the back at the slightest opportunity. Between them, the very underrated John C. Reilly (Carnage, by Roman Polanski) serves as the mediator and gives rise to sequences of strong emotions with this finding at how cruel on the difficulty of separating them when the children are in the equation.

We Need To Talk About Kevin is anything but a human drama filled with rays of lights which would suggest that the calm returns after the storm, the darkness of the soul and of the pessimism of the existence are legion and if you’re feeling depressed, go on your way without batting an eyelid. For others, for those who have managed to penetrate into the depths of this film, We Need To Talk About Kevin will leave a small taste of a masterpiece of the puck. And this is certainly not the last sequence that summed up in one exchange between Kevin and his mother, the complexities of a life made of turns of a winding that will tell us the opposite. An exercise in perfect style.

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