WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (15, 112 mins) 9/10
WE Need To Talk About Kevin documents the aftermath of a senseless high school massacre from the perspective of the teenage perpetrator’s guilt-stricken mother.
We sift, with mounting horror, through the fractured history of Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) and her sociopath son, Kevin (Ezra Miller). While Eva clashes with the boy, including a confrontation that results in a visit to hospital, Kevin slyly wins the affections of his father Franklin (John C Reilly), thereby driving a wedge between the parents.
The arrival of baby sister Celia (Ashley Gerasimovich) introduces a new target for Kevin’s sick and twisted games, including a shocking episode with the family’s guinea pig and a close call with drain cleaner that Eva is convinced was no accident at all.