A clean slate, a fresh start. Before the film opens, the character referred to in the title of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, at the age of 15, has massacred a number of his fellow schoolmates. How are the main characters of the movie “We need to talk about Kevin”? These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Swinton told me of a line in the script that wasn't used, wisely, I believe. Because of that, she eventually develops some sympathy for him for the first time in her life. By the way, you should check out her other two films (Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar); they're equally if not more terrific. [–]Grytpype-Thynne 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children). We Need to Talk About Kevin Summary. He wanted a hard life. It is her offspring, that does the horrible act breaking with the mundane cycle of ordinary-everydayness. There are a lot of characters in movies who I wish I could just swiftly kick in the teeth. [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (0 children), Ahhh yeah, the one that comes to mind is "The Strangers". [–]EagleSkyline 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (0 children). We Need to Talk About Kevin focuses on a school massacre orchestrated by a 15-year-old Kevin, who harbored a troubled psyche ever since he was a child. Most of the characters in most horror movies...especially the two girls in the original "Last House on the Left". That it was sort of a level of self reflection that perhaps he previously didn't have, and may lead to his sociopathic condition improving in the future. Ultimately, the film does not give as much insight on Kevin as the book, instead relying solely on Eva's perspective of memories while the book allows a much more complete picture of all the flashbacks, most likely pieced together by Eva's investigation of Kevin's actions, however I felt this was still a very interesting isolated character study and worked well for the medium. Threads must point discussion in a specific direction. When faced with her sympathy, he realizes he fucked up his life for no reason. Article bookmarked. He replies, "I used to think I knew, but now I'm not so sure.". “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is a movie adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel with the same title. We Need To Talk About Kevin is a searing and complex look at the reasons couples decide to have children, the parent-child relationship, marriage, and the limits of love and loyalty. We Need to Talk About Kevin is already playing in NYC; it opens today in LA, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix and is rolling out nationwide. To prove a point she is loving towards his younger sister who (not surprisingly) turns out to be an easier child. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - who is the fucked up one here? Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. It's something I didn't catch the first time around. He seemed so broken, as if he had discovered that he didn't have life all figured out like he thought he did (if that makes sense?). On the other hand, many other people have kind of distant relationships with their mothers, and they don't go off on a killing spree. We can decipher character subtly or as in all the most effective costume design, ignore it entirely. wow, i never looked at the movie this way. Then when he is older she tries to reconcile by inviting him out to eat and manages to still be a bitch about it. I only questioned that because I've been reading about serial killers a lot lately, and many of them seem to have that kind of relationship with their mothers early on, so that made me wonder about that. Has anyone here seen "We Need to Talk about Kevin"? We should choose whatever helps us to live the best lives we can live. A huge part of Swinton's character is her guilt, and how she's looking for signs of Kevin's abnormality. Despite We Need to Talk About Kevin never feeling subtle, particularly in regards to its unambiguous red aesthetic, in terms of costume the overall look is perfect. We Need to Talk About Kevin feels like a daring art installation, filled with the obvious color red as a metaphor. I really wanted to reach into the film, strangle the hell out of that kid. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Is he a cartoonishly evil kid or is Tilda Swinton an unreliable narrator? In my opinion, that's her guilt melting away. Whereas I felt really really sorry for her and could understand where she was coming from. I'm sure many parents resent the sacrifices they've had to make for their kids, but that doesn't make every kid a killer. I think that is exactly the point of the movie, to manipulate people's reality through her pov even when it's pretty obvious she is mental, the same way she manipulated her son's reality. I call shenanigans! My favourite movie of 2011. and join one of thousands of communities. Also a great use of colors, particularly in the beginning of the film. He also acknowledged at a very young age that she disliked him and didn't love him, to which she would mostly agree with him. It is … I posted something about this the other day, but deleted it. He says back, "Just because you get used to something doesn't mean you like it. In April 1999, Drew Barrymore had Never Been Kissed, Cher told everyone to "Believe," and two kids shot up a high school in Columbine, Colorado. Curious to hear other people's interpretations. There are some great comments on this thread about the mum being an unreliable narrator and I want to add to that with something interesting. My main question is regarding the relationship between Kevin … Lionel Shriver's We Need To Talk About Kevin is an elegant exploration of guilt, says Zoë Green Zoë Green Sat 26 Feb 2005 20.05 EST First published on Sat 26 Feb 2005 20.05 EST But Kevin is just getting started, and … She asks him, "Why?" I've watched a good few more times since. I don't get what all the red in the beginning is for. The use of the colour red, like you say, in the beginning of the film was beautiful. [–]EternalRocksBeneath 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (1 child). Kevin’s killings, meanwhile, are the absent, invisible center of Ramsay’s film. It really showed how she couldn't bring her self to face her debilitating relationship with her son, even though she could turn it around if she did. Clear, polite and well-written responses should be upvoted; opinions should not be downvoted. She is so brilliant anyway, and the way she portrayed that character was really complex, which I loved. i definitely need to go back and watch this film again! Rendered by PID 16297 on r2-app-061122a8e59027707 at 2021-02-23 12:30:30.342562+00:00 running 81a1eda country code: US. I guess it's a nature and nurture thing. Tilda Swinton was so unfairly snubbed by the Oscars. I'm starting this topic because I recently got into a discussion about this on another sub and pretty much no one agrees with my interpretation of the movie at all, which is that mom is a psychopath. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: /r/TrueFilm is a subreddit for in-depth discussions about film. He was apparently not stupid and accepted that. We Need to Talk About Kevin is a masterful blend of drama and horror, with fantastic performances across the board (Tilda Swinton especially, delivering one of her very best). I still do feel really awful for her, though. If all else remains equal, we should choose what gives us purpose, hope and meaning. This film is highly underrated. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 8 years ago (1 child). Director Lynne Ramsay's new film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, returns again and again to Phillips's song as it examines the relationship between Eva … [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 8 years ago (8 children). Today we focus on the psychology of this psychological thriller. Another redditor made a comment about Mom's face when Kevin said "you never got used to me", it's just a lot more apparent in the book i felt. Tilda Swinton is the star of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and her performance is so complex and volcanic and transfixing that all of the film's flaws melt away. You all get upvotes :] excellent commentaries and now I know that I must read the book! He was going into the "big" prison, and he had to know that his life was about to get even worse. In a sadistic way, Kevin fulfils his mother's fantasies. The result was brilliant. Tilda Swinton is an incredible actress for pulling that off. Then he finally takes the game far enough and kills people just to hurt her, while also proving her right. We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver, published by Serpent's Tail, about a fictional school massacre.It is written from the first person perspective of the teenage killer's mother, Eva Khatchadourian, and documents her attempt to come to terms with her son Kevin and the murders he committed, as told in a series of letters from Eva to her husband. Read full review. The movie goes back and forth in time to show different points in Eva’s life. I highly recommend the book, not to say I was dissapointed with the film version, it just couldn't go near as in depth on the evolution of a psychopath like the book did. I think We need to talk about Kevin is a great book for discussion, there are many points that could be pulled apart and looked at closely. I could not get it out of my head, then I saw the DVD for sale in a local shop and had to buy it immediately. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 8 years ago (0 children). She feels better. [–]EternalRocksBeneath 4 points5 points6 points 8 years ago (5 children). The whole existence of his sister serves only as mom's way of saying fuck you to her son. There was one scene where the couple knew the intruders had been inside the house and the husband goes outside to investigate, leaving the wife in the house by herself. Costume compliments the visual expression Lynne Ramsey has chosen to adopt. I though there was no way possible to adapt the book into the film. What are/were your thoughts on it? Eva Katchadourian, his mother, gradually tells the story of his life in a series of letters – written in elegant, discursive prose – to her now absent husband, Franklin. erm SPOILERS the way the book is written you really get into the mind of Kevin's mom, the analysis of the incidents that take place (drawing all over her room, burning little girl's eyes out) show you that Kevin is the way he is not just because of his apparent psychopathy but because she secretly resents and hates him. At the very least, I wanted to shake the hell out of them. In my opinion it is showing the story of someone who truly does not want to be alive purely because he never asked to be brought into this world. Of course he does kill more than just these people, but they also have a meaning; because his mother states at one point that the only way to get famous is to kill someone and she holds strong opinions on high school killings. Has anyone here seen "We Need to Talk about Kevin"? REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 16297 on r2-app-061122a8e59027707 at 2021-02-23 12:30:30.342562+00:00 running 81a1eda country code: US. [–]electric33l 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children), [–]gmac0692[S] 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (0 children). Then as another evidence of how fucked up and spiteful she is, she chooses to have another kid. Jake Martin, visit our special Oscars season blog, Movie Minister.. I was out by the scene of the Kevin still in diapers, playing a FPS yelling, "Die, Die!" [–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (0 children). J.R. Jones Jan 28, 2012. After you see the film, think about it. [–]moesif 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - who is the fucked up one here. I absolutely love this film. Fuck you, Kevin, your sister was so cute and nice and so was your dad. Even though we know Kevin's crime from the beginning (or from reading the back of the book), we don't know right away how he did it, and Eva lays out every gruesome detail so that she—and we—can be aghast at how terrible the crime is. Threads must promote in-depth discussion. We need to talk about Kevin, By Lionel Shriver, Serpent's Tail, $22.95 Well before the post-September 11 security crackdown, there were metal-detectors in American schools. [–]shakha 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (0 children). Seriously, I hate the kid that played him. [–]mrchocolateguy 9 points10 points11 points 8 years ago (4 children). John C. Reilly was totally miscast. [–]goobysalad 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (0 children). However, I felt the film was still perfectly casted, and the stark cinematography was very appropriate for the subject matter, in particular I loved how Ramsay captured Kevin's triumph in the gym, the image was in my mind for a good week. Thoughts on it? Essays for We Need to Talk About Kevin. It was one of those films where I had to read up about it afterwards, and the scene at the end with Kevin on the anniversary was so interesting. So, Mom's to blame? [–]electric33l 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (5 children). This review of the film was originally published on December 22, 2011. One of these things is not like the other. And when she tries to bond she talks shit about other people (although that part was a bit funny.) In life we are presented with choice, the opportunity for belief and faith. It's not told in chronological order, as it also depicts the mother's life after the crime is done. Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. I had been indifferent when it came to Lynne Ramsay (I HATE Morvern Callar), but this film made me realize that she is, in fact, the real deal. This is movie is Reader's Digest simplification of something that has no easy answers. The film posits Eva’s point of view, who relays the history of her relationship with her firstborn, and … If you study her expression very closely, the way she reacts, you'll see the slightest hint of a smile. [–]EternalRocksBeneath 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (0 children). The fat guy from Hot Fuzz is one, even though I like him in other movies. We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 psychological thriller drama film directed by Lynne Ramsay.The screenplay, written by Ramsay and Rory Stewart Kinnear, was based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Lionel Shriver.A long process of development and financing began in 2005, with filming commencing in April 2010. She asks Kevin why he didn't kill her. Thoughts on it. Early on in the book, we know that Kevin is in prison, convicted of murdering nine people (seven classmates, a teacher and a cafeteria worker) in his school gym. Sometimes Zuzu’s petals are all you have to hold onto. Every sight is a work of art and so is every sound. I had already read the book (which, by the way, is very different from the film), and Lynne Ramsay is one of my favorite directors. The use of color was breathtaking. (Click for video essays). One of these things just doesn't belong. His reply: "You don't want to kill your audience." Thriller. The narrative structure is equal parts frustrating and rewarding and forces the viewer to take part in the film on every step. It broke my heart when they would show flashbacks of her life before she had that kid, where she was travelling and happy, loving her newly married life, and then she ends up becoming nothing other than a prisoner in a life she didn't really want to begin with, and that life turns into a nightmare. It's about a kid who commits a mass school shooting, told after the … Kevin hated his middleclass privilege, his mothers bourgeoisie attitude, the tedium of having whatever wants. [–]SmileforDan 4 points5 points6 points 8 years ago (0 children). In this film we see mother Eva and her struggles with her sociopathic son Kevin. It seems like a lot of people interpret this movie as if the son (Kevin) was naturally evil and his mom always saw the truth, but no one believed her and at the end she was proven right. I choose to believe the latter, because it obviously makes for a more interesting film and I think it fits the impressionistic style the film was going for, which I think it was very successful in doing. She exits the prison into a brilliant, pure, white light. She had the intelligence and education to involve therapists to fix their issues, but she rather decided to keep playing games and try to turn his own father against him. It's such a subtle little look, but it means so much. "The movie is good, but doesn't capture the experience of reading the book. She can move on with her life now, (mostly) free of guilt. She is completely flabbergasted and in her shock tries to sidestep his remark instead of confront it. So why does she have another one now? It's a genius film. The story revolves around a family of four, but the main focus is on the relationship between the mother (Eva, played by Tilda Swinton) and the son (Kevin, played by Rock River, Jasper Newell and Ezra Miller).. So it's even more torture for her to have her own son commit one. It's far more impactful as a novel. So much detail and story. Then, when the film started really showing off its true colors (literally) and the performances, especially by Tilda Swinton, were challenged, it became infinitely more enjoyable. That ending was really sad. Told through letters written by Kevin's mother Eva, to her former husband Franklin, Eva's letters are a form of therapy, and an attempt to gain an understanding of her son's innate hatred for the world. "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a very accomplished novel about a woman who gave birth to one of America's most infamous high school killers. My brother was really troubled by the way she responded to her kid, and thought it was awful when she was talking to him like "Mommy was happy before little Kevin came along, you know that?" ***(Minor) spoiler warning*** I loved We Need to Talk about Kevin and yes, it produces anguish, despair and sometimes just a little disbelief, given that Kevin is so disturbed you have to ask a ‘real-world’ question about a medical/psychiatric assessment of Kevin. I vote for unreliable narrator. By Lisa Gee. I loved it! The novel We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver is a chilling depiction of the actions of a son and the effects that it has on his mother, however under the surface, the true story depicts the dark side of motherhood. I think the key to the ending of the film lies in the look that she gives her son after he answers her question at the end. We Need to Talk About Kevin essays are academic essays for citation. I was sweating with anticipation when this film was announced. This was a really great movie. About the author… Lionel Shriver is a novelist whose previous books include Orange Prize– winner We Need to Talk About Kevin, The It was sort of plodding along before that, not saying much, not really going anywhere, etc. Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. This film is BRILLIANT! I'm sorry, but that's the only way that I can put it. Overall, a haunting character study. I hated the ending. To prove to her son that he is the problem and that she would love a kid that wasn't him. If the movie was told in a linear timeline, everyone would think that the parents were the most clueless, unaware people ever. The child is played as a teen by Ezra Miller, and his relationship with this mother, played by the Brilliant Tilda Swinton, is the central point of the plot. All thanks to having an incredibly sick mom. As a portrait of a deteriorating state of mind, "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a masterful film. The first time I watched it with my family, and we all loved it but had different reactions to what was happening. [–]cranne 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (0 children). That was mostly how I felt during the first viewing, and I still do feel horrible for her, but with the second viewing I started to wonder if she was really a reliable narrator, or if the lack of bonding with him somehow influenced him. There are all these little ambiguities in the film, if you pay close attention, that suggest she may be building Kevin up to be more of an obvious monster than he was. You can see it at 2:45 here. With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell. (Week of (February 21, 2021). It's like we were watching a completely different movie. This, too, built up the kid's resentment to his family. Directed by Lynne Ramsay. Lionel Shriver's 2003 best-seller, We Need To Talk About Kevin, chronicles a mother coming to terms with the heinous massacre her son committed in an upstate New York high school.Shriver won the prestigious Orange Prize in 2005, and the book was adapted to screen in 2011. After I saw it the first time it literally haunted me. [–]makingbacon 4 points5 points6 points 8 years ago (7 children). [–][deleted] 10 points11 points12 points 8 years ago (0 children), My favorite scene was when the mom was explaining to Keven he would have a sister, and that he would get used to having her around. Heat(1995) and incompatibility with normality, Michael Haneke on violence (Benny’s Video/Funny Games), Every Kurosawa Film Reviewed - #24 Dodes'ka-den (1970), What Have You Been Watching? John C Riley also stars as the sensitive and goofy husband who often takes the son's side over his wife in various issues. So how do people watch all this and then sympathize with her? We Need To Talk About Kevin- Opening Scene Analysis. for whatever reason, it never occurred to me to consider the fact that swinton's character was the storyteller and that things might not have been as they seemed. 70. In conclusion, I think this film is about revenge. Because of this he feels the need to take revenge on the one person that brought him into this world, which is why instead of killing her, he tortures his own mother by killing the two people that mattered most to her; the man she loved and the child she had always wanted. Word Count: 2350. Lynne Ramsay’s 2011 rendition of ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ is an eerie homage to the Lionel Shriver’s 2003 bestselling thriller novel. I hate that character so much, I hate him for playing the role. I don't remember exactly what I said but I had to think about it for a while after seeing it, mostly because of Kevin. Life has ruined her chances at free fun and she hates the world. I enjoyed it, after about the forty minute mark. You got used to me...". She and Kevin both share an absolute hatred of all things mundane. I, too, was haunted for days. Links to outside articles must be submitted in a self-post and are subject to the above posting rules. But I hated it. As a side note, I don't intend to preach to anyone and don't think the movie is a case for the existence of God. But now, her son isn't so sure. We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver A dark, witty tale of guilt and redemption. In my opinion, the movie clearly shows a mother who never wanted to have a kid but did, and hated him for it. The fact that Kevin is so ridiculously a problem child and that no one picks up on it for so long is hidden by the intercutting of time periods is laughable. Don't get me wrong, it was great, and I loved it. The kid was difficult (maybe because he had a mom who blatantly didn't love him), but not evil, however she interpreted every act of spite directed towards her as if he were Damien. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (2 children). disastrous results. By contrast with Elephant’s oddly diffident lyricism, We Need To Talk About Kevin’s expressionistic naturalism has a roiling, post-traumatic nonlinearity. [–]moesif 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (4 children), [–]electric33l 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (3 children). © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. For full Oscars coverage and commentary by its reviewer, Fr. you didn't explain a thing.. is there anyone who can? Relating to Kevin: A … His face had lost all that arrogance that made me want to smack him so much throughout the rest of the movie. [–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (1 child). [–]trigfinal 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (0 children). (self.TrueFilm). His pattern changed, he showed some regret for his actions. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children). The novel is presented in a series of letters by Eva Katchadourian… The ambiguity of the mother and son's relationship is also much more out front, it brings much more empathy to the character of Kevin, instead of the near impenetrable portrait Ezra Miller painted. 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