One of the most talked about films of the past two decades, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” has finally been released to great acclaim and buzz around the world. Based on the hit book by Lionel Shriver, the film features one mother’s torment and guilt when her son commits an awful crime beyond the boundaries of normalcy and what begins as a routine family drama descends into a psychological thriller / horror.
The film stars Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly as the parents, whom it slowly dawns upon, that regardless of nurture or nature, some people are simply born with evil intent. Told in flash-backs, it shows the remnants of a once happy life and the impact and repercussions one person’s actions can have on everyone around them.
“We Need to Talk about Kevin” first featured at Cannes and has so far won great accolades including taking home the top prize at the “London Film Festival 2011″.