Nov 10, 2011

We need to talk about Kevin, 2011

We need to talk about Kevin, 2011
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Stage: kino Komuna, Liffe at its very beginning. The first movie. Sold out.

Kevin in short: The mother of a teenage boy who went on a high-school killing spree tries to deal with her grief - and feelings of responsibility for her child's actions.

Preps: When I bought the tickets, I have already read the description. But as I am sitting in the theatre, I don't remember a thing. I am eager for a surprise.

Reality: Surprise indeed. This piece will open your mouth wide open. A thriller as I haven't seen in a long time. Are we born like a blank leaf that gets filled with information or can we be born evil? This is what this movie is dealing with on one side. On another side the miracle story on how to survive if you have a child that is born not only a menace, but the devil himself. And the third part, guilt, remorsement and dealing with questions like "Could I have done something to change this" or "Would it be any different if..". The fourth, not so obvious thing is, how far can we go to swallow bad things or things we don't like (and not be selfish) on behalf of being brave and accepting what fate has brought.

The movie culminates and the climax is as the horror is revealed. What has this kid done in order for everyone around him to suffer? The director jumps from one period to another smoothly and wisely. Just enough to keep your thumbs up and just enough to get you to be even more curious. Vivid interpretation on how horrific one's life can be because of another human being she's supposed to love forever. Horrible, what kind of debt this takes for the complete family. With the arrival of new child,a new chapter opens - jealousy of another child and the first child attacking everything he knows - psychologically and phisically. The only moment of connection with his mother (when you have the distinctive feeling that this is when something will break and the movie will change to more optimistic one) - this is the moment when everything even gets harder by .. well, beyond any imagination. I just imagine what kind of psycho you get if you need to live this and swallow it all.

Scenes, dialogues, even mere portraits are excellent choice of the director. The story is breathtaking and it keeps me alert for complete two hours. One of the better ones at the moment. Couldn't wait to recommend it. Will make you think about how grateful you should be for "normal" children. Or think about having them at all.

My personal rate: 9,0 (brilliant!!!!!!)

We need to talk about Kevin on IMDB

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