April 29, 2013 6 Comments
We Need To Talk About Kevin tells the story of a mother coming to terms with a school massacre that her son committed. The film stars Tilda Swinton as Eva, a successful world traveler and chronicler who is saddled with motherhood and her ambivalence towards it all. John C. Reilly stars as Franklin, the father who always has hopes that the family dynamic will work when taking Eva out of her comfort zone. Ezra Miller plays the older Kevin, who shows signs of hostility at a very early age towards Eva and is responsible for the massacre at the school. The movie plays out in a non-linear fashion with cuts to post-massacre Eva dealing with the consequences of Kevin’s action and cuts back to the birth of Kevin and his development from an early age. We are slowly given pieces of the puzzle that makes up the issue of the movie. The whole debate about the “nature vs nurture” issue in which we try and place blame on the actions of a young child.