The director has taken a very unusual course here. One that should be applauded. Instead of trying to film the best selling book, which is also a five star effort, the screenplay recreates the book as a visual form of expression and storytelling. It is one of the most visual films I've ever seen. This also would have been a very hard novel to convert to film if you were going to follow it verbatim as it was entirely a series of letters from the wife to the husband after their son Kevin kills a bunch of ..
What is it that we always hear? Not just from friends, but especially in movies and TV shows about parenting. It's that there's "no guidebook" to being a parent. You just have to do your best and learn as you go. That assumes a level of parental instinct exists on even the most basic level, but what if there isn't? What if you hate your child? What if your child hates you and everything else just as much?In We Need to Talk About Kevin, that emotional deficit leads to nightmarish consequences, the kind that ..
Going into "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (110 min.), I knew very generally what the theme of the movie was (Kevin is a troubled kid and he is going to do something horrible) but purposefully I did not know any of the plot details as I wanted to movie to surprise me. Boy, did the movie surprise me!The first 20-25 min. of the movie are absolutely transfixing, as there is hardly any conversation, and there are miltiple story lines going on at the same time. The picture that eventually emerges is one where Eva ..