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Plot, Details & Awards

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Rated R for disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language.

R In Theaters 01/13/2012 , 112min.
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Plot & Details

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness. Ramsay's masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Tilda Swinton Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Lynne Ramsay Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Actress - Drama Tilda Swinton Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Tilda Swinton Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Lynne Ramsay Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor/Actress Ezra Miller Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Tilda Swinton Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won
2011 National Board of Review Best Actress Tilda Swinton Won

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actress Tilda Swinton Won
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