A suspenseful and psychologically-gripping exploration of a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin’s birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15 years old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large. The movie We Need To Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness, while Lynne Ramsay’s masterful storytelling leaves enough moral ambiguity to keep the debate going. Oscar winner Tilda Swinton costars.
The gay in real life Ezra Miller plays the title role, Kevin.