• We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Release Date: December 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2012

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) is a travel writer/publisher who gives up her beloved freedom and bohemian lifestyle to have a child with her husband, Franklin (John C. Reilly). Pregnancy does not seem to agree with Eva, but what's worse, when she does give birth to a baby boy named Kevin, she can't seem to bond with him. When Kevin grows from a fussy, demanding toddler (Rocky Duer) into a sociopathic teen (Ezra Miller), Eva is forced to deal with the aftermath of her son's horrific act.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rocky Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich, Siobhan Fallon, Alex Manette

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Genres: Drama

Production Co: UK Film Council, BBC Films

Keywords: Husband , Son , Daughter , 2000s , Fall , Prison ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    We Need to Talk About Kevin is a little too facile in the way it sets up the horrific climax: Just one look at this kid and you know he's trouble, yet no one besides mom can see it. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is, in a way, a real horror film about everyday things and a disconnected family. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Fragmented, dreamlike, a whir of memories and misery, We Need to Talk About Kevin is unsettling, but also somehow unnecessary. show more

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Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)