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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) [DVD]
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 May 2013
I was lent the book by a friend and couldn't put it down. It is excellent. I bought the DVD as I was interested to know how they could make a film from the book. The answer is "they couldn't". It skipped back and forth all the time, and if I hadn't read the book I would not have had a clue what it was all about. The young boy who played Kevin did his best, but was far too loveable to be convincing. Also they managed to make the film boring, which is an achievement as the book was so riveting. I later spoke to my friend about it and she said she had also bought the film out of curiosity, and was also very disappointed.
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on 21 October 2014
Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2012
This film was a good film, but if you are watching as a stand alone film and have not read the book i think it missing quite a bit out. You don't get to see the strained relationship between Eva and Franklyn as much as you should. It also misses out most of the visits between Eva and Kevin which i think in the book helped me to understand the relationship between them and why Kevin did what he did. So although i have given this film 4 stars i would thoroughly recommend reading the book as well to be able to understand the concept.
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on 28 April 2015
what was expected
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on 2 November 2014
Really good film.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2012
We Need to Talk About Kevin is a fascinating and disturbing film about parenthood, grief and psychopathy.

Tilda Swinton is an excellent lead as the mother coping with the fallout after her difficult and troubled son commits an unforgivable atrocity.

Ezra Miller plays the troubled and Psychotic teenage son Kevin with steely calm and reserve.

The film from the very start is intense and powerful and you are taken in by the weight of the story and the excellent cast.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2012
It was inspired casting to have Tilda Swinton play Eva in this adaptation of Lionel Shriver's shocking but brilliant book. Most people who sit down to watch this movie will already know what is going to happen but I won't include any big spoilers here. Swinton does a fantastic job of playing Eva a slightly prickly woman who decides to start a family with Franklin, the husband she is very much in love with. When Kevin arrives Eva feels no maternal bond and the relationship between her and her son becomes one big battleground. I did find this film a little disjointed and I would have liked to have more of a sense of who Eva was before she gave birth and also a little more detail about her marriage. In the book, Kevin's interactions with people outside of his family are a big part of the story but they play no part in the film which I think makes his character harder to fathom. John C Reilly (Franklin) looks just as I had imagined and Ezra Miller (teenage Kevin) is suitably aloof and manages to have an amost demonic look in his eye. Even the family home looks just as Shriver describes it. I didn't like the country music soundtrack and I thought some of the more important scenes in the book should have been included. It must have been very difficult to write a script working from a book which is purely letters from Wife to Husband. All in all a successful adaptation of a fantastic book.
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on 4 July 2015
Brilliant story
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on 20 June 2015
great thanks :)
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 February 2012
Lionel Shriver's book is one of the most thought provoking novels I have read, sparking thoughts on the difference between nature and nurture. However, I didn't think that this was illustrated at all in the film. Eva's difficulties and attitude towards being pregnant and then coping as a young mother were not explored at all. Neither was her relationship with her husband, Franklin. To me this was another one of the gaping holes in the film. The book makes us wonder if Eva is imagining all the problems with Kevin as Franklin seems to see none of them. I think that is why in the film it seems so ludicrous to give an obviously dangerous child the gift of a crossbow. The book makes us think is Kevin inherently 'evil' or is he damaged by the coldness of his mother's attitude to him? (Although that awful mausoleum of a house looked pretty cold). I agree with the other reviewers who say that the film Kevin was simply a 'Damien'-like little monster who should have been hauled off to the child behaviourist. I found it all a bit one dimensional. And far too much red imagery. I get it, I get it. I did think Tilda Swinton was excellent and also the three actors who played Kevin. But I'm left with a vague feeling of disappointment.
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