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Well-directed and thought provoking movie by cnolte23
A well-directed and thought provoking movie that looks at the old nature vs. nurture debate. I really loved the mothers memory sequences that are mixed in throughout the film are both gritty and realistic. Dad is in complete denial about the boy?s frightening nature. While Dad is at work all day, Mom?s home dealing with the boy terrorizing her. Dad thinks mom is delusional and blames her for the problems. Dad often acts like a big kid himself, playing video games with the boy and dismisses the bad behaviors as, ?that?s just what boys do.? Very interesting look at society, parenting and family dynamics.
You have never by Spanishfly20
Second Time watching it, I, for the first time in life am speechless about a film. I have never been mentally disturbed about a film. I love it.. You will be talking about Kevin. The actors give you more than the suspension of disbelief, you forget is a film. So Realistic, and brutal.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by chaseburgala
Its funny that I like this movie as much as I did, considering both the plot and the story, itself, left a little to be desired. Both seemed kinda tired and not very original.
So, what did I like?
The photography of this film was incredible. Bone chilling images lurked around every corner that boasted a stark sound design, as well. The movie had this milky dream quality to it and it made you empathize with Tilda Swinton's character in her current state and in her flashbacks.
Then there was the acting...which was superb. I forgot, for most of the movie, that Tilda is a Brit. At times she was beautiful and other times, downright homely.
Ezra Miller did a fine job as the evil Kevin. Although his deed (at the end) was a bit out of the realm of reality for me, Ezra did a fine job portraying Kevin as an embodiment of evil. He's the closest to Javier Bardem's portrayal of Anton Chigurh (my personal favorite form of evil) that I've seen since Anton, himself.
We Need to Talk about Kevin by discerningwill
I want my money back! This movie was so painful to watch that we walked out halfway through. So much psychopathology and disfunction on the part of the mother. Why would anyone want to witness this unless they were paid to, and thought they could help. It amazes me that movies like this are made and people actually want to watch them. I made a mistake by not reading a review first, which I usually don't do because it can jade me, and I'd rather go into a movie without any preconceptions. A mistake not to this time. Does Regal have a refund or credit policy for movies that provide the opposite of entertainment and/or education? I spent $21 on what was a painful evening that took hours after to shed the emotional hook. My girlfriend was even worse off. Arggg I'm amazed that others are innured enough to this kind of disfunction and abuse to be attracted to this kind of experience. Or, maybe everyone reacted nearly the same way we did? I'd like to know.
Not What I Thought It Would Be, But Well Acted by TheQueenB
Had high hopes for seeing this Friday the 13th, & after all the + reviews, but it wasn't as good as I hoped. The beginning was confusing & complex, making me think I would not be able to follow much longer (goes back & forth constantly in time in the story). Only in the very end does that all tie together.
Dark & very well acted by all, but parts didnt make sense, such as the treatment of the moms character (Tilda Swenton) much of the time by several characters; which is all I will say there. Many moviegoers spoke of this point after the movie in fact. Also, the main plot was carried out unrealistically & some parts senseless. I didn't read the novel, so maybe that is how it was written, Im not sure.
For sure interesting, sad, & a young, 'barely researched' main topic. My husband didnt like it. I thought it was OK. I would have rather rented it though than to go to NYC to see it in limited release like I did & pay full price.Just so-so. Not bad, not great.
Liked it....stays with you......interesting in a disturbing way..... by bbryant43
what to do with the bad seed child....could it be nurtured or corrected into being a normal, loving person?? Divided parenting styles didn't help, and maybe nothing could, - conclusion leaves lots of questions.?
A high school story by fandango448
Maybe a grammar school one, or at best sophomoric middle school psycho babble, misogynist plot where the Mother is all that controls the growth of a child, evolution and darwin be damned with their stupid genetic theories.
So much for the plot. The movie is way over the top. Way way way more sophomoric than the plot. OK, after the cherry sandwich, we got it. And the lychee? why not an egg in a frying pan? cheap rip offs, and cheap use of the color red and silly music and soundtrack make this a 1 out of 5, given all the amazing producer who put their energy into it.
After all, this is a story. Some stories are poor, some are close to being real. This one isn't. I lost 2 hours.
So, to end by completing the review tips provided by Fandango:
No, I didn't like the movie.
The acting was very good, as was the directing. Cinematography was very childish, allusions and metaphors were weak and cliche.
The movie is for kids. Even they may have a hard time believing the plot and the sub-pl
We Need To Talk About Kevin by RHuckabay
This is my all-time favorite book, and the movie really didn't come close to doing it justice. I thought maybe it was just that my expectations were too high, and that maybe my husband would like it better, since he hasn't read the book and had nothing to compare it to. His reaction: "So, what, did you call the theater and tell them to show the worst movie they could find???" So no, all in all I'd say we didn't like it.
Tilda Swinton is perfectly cast.......... by Nacho Baggo
As are all 3 of the "Kevin" actors. Kevin is deeply disturbed and lashes out in the worst ways, but I feel disconnected and unemotional through most of it. The tension didn't build for me.
Director Lynne Ramsay tells a jagged story; back and forth. In this film, keeping up is not relative as Kevin is evil from day one. Time doesn't change his demeanor.
This sad film seems to have a hopeless ending, but I was surprised about Kevin's final words that wraps it up in an elementary fashion.
Oscar fans need to see Swinton as she will earn a nod in February. All others should see the PIRATES film!
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Peneflix
Tilda Swinton is "Eva Khatchadourian" an accomplished adventure writer, deliciously in love with her husband "Franklin" (John C. Reilly, shines), the mother of "Kevin"; the "mother" of the quintessential "bad seed". Ms. Swinton's performance is stoic, comatose; her chiseled, refined, plainly beautiful facade, keeps her intense suffering camouflaged and becomes robotic, zombie- like...
There were too many frustrating, unaddressed questions: Franklin's blindness in recognizing Kevin's problems; lack of the therapeutic process, especially after a second child escalates Kevin's demonic traits; Eva's refusal to move from a place she always despised. Possibly, her penance for giving birth to the devil incarnate...
Do "We Need To Talk About Kevin"? Not really.
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!
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