We Need to Talk About Kevin

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

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Film Cast:

  • Eva Khatchadourian: Tilda Swinton
  • Franklin Khatchadourian: John C. Reilly
  • Kevin Khatchadourian, Teenager: Ezra Miller
  • Kevin Khatchadourian, 6-8 Years: Jasper Newell
  • Kevin Khatchadourian, Toddler: Rock Duer
  • Celia Khatchadourian: Ashley Gerasimovich
  • Wanda: Siobhan Fallon Hogan
  • Colin: Alex Manette
  • Soweto: Kenneth Franklin
  • Smash Lady: Leslie Lyles
  • Corrections Officer, Al: Paul Diomede
  • Prison Boy: J. Mallory McCree
  • Eva’s Lawyer: Mark Elliot Wilson
  • Dr. Foulkes: James Chen
  • Dr. Goldblatt: Lauren Fox
  • Young Suited Man #1: Blake DeLong
  • Young Suited Man #2: Andy Gershenzon
  • Mother of Little Girl: Kelly Wade
  • Little Girl: Ursula Parker
  • Delivery Guy: Jason Shelton
  • Mover: Simon MacLean
  • Young Assistant, Rose: Erin Darke
  • Waitress: Annie O’Sullivan
  • Checkout Girl: Georgia X. Lifsher
  • Concerned Man: Aaron Blakely
  • Mary Woolford: Polly Adams
  • Young Crying Mother: Suzette Gunn
  • Waiter: Joseph Melendez
  • Student #1: Rebecca Dealy
  • Student #2: Louie Rinaldi
  • Student #3: Johnson Chong
  • Student #4: Kimberley Drummond
  • Student #5: Leland Alexander Wheeler
  • Student #6: Daniel Farcher
  • Student #7: Jennifer Kim
  • Student #8: Caitlin Kinnunen
  • Teacher: J.J. Kandel
  • School Mother / Teacher: Maryann Urbano
  • Mexican Janitor: Jose Joaquin Perez
  • Woman with Birthmark: Tah von Allmen
  • Mover (uncredited): Joseph Basile
  • High School Bully (uncredited): Paul Marra
  • Visitor (uncredited): Jeffrey Mowery
  • Ballet Student (uncredited): Francesca Murdoch
  • Nanny (uncredited): Susan-Kate Heaney
  • Corrections Officer: Michael Campbell

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Steven Soderbergh
  • Producer: Jennifer Fox
  • Executive Producer: Tilda Swinton
  • Casting: Billy Hopkins
  • Director of Photography: Seamus McGarvey
  • Producer: Robert Salerno
  • Production Design: Judy Becker
  • Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
  • Editor: Joe Bini
  • Executive Producer: Christopher Figg
  • ADR Mixer: Robert Farr
  • Executive Producer: Christine Langan
  • Producer: Luc Roeg
  • Costume Design: Catherine George
  • Executive Producer: Norman Merry
  • Original Music Composer: Jonny Greenwood
  • Executive Producer: Lynne Ramsay
  • Executive Producer: Robert Whitehouse
  • Co-Executive Producer: Simon Greenall
  • Co-Executive Producer: Anthony Gudas
  • Executive Producer: Michael Robinson
  • Co-Executive Producer: Michael Corso
  • Executive Producer: Paula Jalfon
  • Screenplay: Rory Stewart Kinnear
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Orr
  • Still Photographer: Nicole Rivelli
  • Makeup Department Head: Maya Hardinge
  • Music Editor: Simon Changer
  • Script Supervisor: Eva Z. Cabrera
  • Sound Designer: Paul Davies
  • Set Dresser: R. Vincent Smith
  • Art Direction: Charles Kulsziski
  • Novel: Lionel Shriver
  • Steadicam Operator: Alec Jarnagin
  • Makeup Artist: Christopher Milone
  • Costume Supervisor: Jodi Baldwin
  • Production Sound Mixer: Ken Ishii
  • Executive Producer: Lisa Lambert
  • Co-Executive Producer: Suzanne Baron
  • Co-Executive Producer: Leslie Thomas
  • Art Department Coordinator: Kimberly Asa
  • Set Costumer: Katalina Iturralde
  • Sound Recordist: Iván Martínez-Rufat
  • Makeup Artist: Cynthia O’Rourke
  • Set Dresser: Mary Fellows
  • Set Dresser: Zach Selter
  • Set Dresser: Malcolm Sonsire
  • First Assistant Director: Federico Untermann
  • Set Dresser: Rafael Fraguada
  • Sound Recordist: Santiago Serra
  • Technical Supervisor: Paul Hiller

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: Deeply disturbing and utterly engaging.

    Not one I can really see myself watching again. But I’m very glad to have watched it the once. Superbly cast and acted. Brilliant photographed and amazing direction. Not to be missed for those who can handle the subject matter.

    _Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._

  • Reno: **How do you define a parenting failure!**

    The film was based on the book of the same name, directed by a Scottish director. A psychological thriller, one of those what some people feel uncomfortable watching it. The film holds a suspense from the past event, it is not going to be revealed until the final quarter. Till then makes us to keep guessing it. Followed by the pieces of flashback, the story of a mother who struggled to raise his first born, a boy named Kevin was told.

    It takes us to show how happy she was before. Once she got pregnant, everything changed in her life forever. She failed to understand her son. Ever since he was a baby, he had given her a lot of trouble. When he reaches his teenage, it becomes even more complication to her to handle him and events around him. But a big blow is what shocks the entire neighbourhood and her life turns a hell.

    Shot within a month. Tilda Swinton’s one of the best, maybe the best of all the bests. She should have been nominated for the Oscars. I think that’s one of the greatest snub ever. The supporting cast was amazing too, including John C. Reilly in a small part and particularly those Kevins from different ages. The overall tone was great, the atmosphere was created perfectly to the kind of story it dealt.

    I should have watched it earlier, but you know the type of film we look for and moods, all some times influence to miss a film narrowly. Anyway, it was on my watch list and I am finally going to scratch that off. It was a good film, but there’s nothing special. The theme was strong, and seems like straight out of a real event, particularly these things are common in the United States. So if you are an American or familiar with the American culture, it will interest you.

    This is not as inspiring film, but kind of factual film like parenting failure. The end was disturbing, yet there’s nothing bold revelation in the narration. Definitely an interesting take, though blaming parents, especially the mother was kind of disappointing, as well as depressing. That’s why the tale was commenced since pregnant till the final twist. Actually, it was the editing tricks that make the film to have a twist. Otherwise, it is a straightforward story. Not bad for viewing once. It was slow and too long, if you think you can manage that, then you could try it.


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